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THIS BOOK IS THE PROPERTY OF 

Stokes Lodge, No. 32, A. F. & A. M. 

Concord, N. C. 

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PROCEEDINGS 



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NORTH CAROLINA 



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RALEIGH: 

INTED AT THE OFFICE OF THE RALEIGH REGISTER. 

1859. 



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PROCEEDINGS. 



RALEIGH, N. C., \ 
December, 6, 1858. j 

The Grand Lodge op North Carolina assembled this 
evening in the Masonic Hall, at 7 o'clock, and was opened in 
ample form by the Most Worshipful Grand Master, after prayer 
by Rev. BrO. William P. Taylor, Grand Chaplain, pro tern. 

PRESENT: 



M. W. Alfred Martin, Grand Master, 

R. W. Lewis S. Williams, Deputy Grand Master, 



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Jas. T. Alexander, 


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Senior Warden, 


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W. H. Faucett, 


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Junior 66 P. 


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C. W. D. HtTTCHINGS, 


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Treasurer. 


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William T. Bain, 


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Secretary. 


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Thos. J. Utley, Assistant, 


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Bro. 


J. F. HOWLETT, 


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Senior Deacon, 


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J. A. Murray, 


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Junior " 


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Jas. T. Littlejohn, 


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Marshal], 


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E. F. Watson, 


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Sword Bearer, 


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A. Thomas, 


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Pursuivant, 


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N. S. Harp, 


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Tyler. 



The M. W. Grand Master appointed Bros. James Banks, R. 
N. Green, and E. W. Newton, the Committee on Credentials, 
who reported that the following Lodges were duly represented : 

St. John's, No. 1—0. L. Filyaw, M. Cronley. 

St. John's, No. 3— John F. Jones. 

Charity, No. 5 — John S. Shepherd. 

Phoenix, No. 8 — H. C. Lucas, James Banks. : 

Phalanx, No. 31— B. H. Davidson, T. J. Lowrie. 

Stokes, No. 32 — D. Coleman, L. S. Bingham, 



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Hiram, No. 40— W. D. Williams, C. W. D. Hutchings, T. W. Bell. 

Concord, No. 58— H. T. Clark. 

Eagle, No. 71— W. D. Faucett, A. C. Murdoek. 

Widow's Son, No. 75 — W. S. Mercer, W. C. Mercer. 

Greensboro', No. 76— W. S. Hill, J. F. Howlett, J. L. Cole. 

Sharon, No. 78— W. T. Marsh, S. E. Millburn. 

Zion, No. 81— W. P. Ward, W. A. Cox. 

Polloksville, No. 175— W. P. Ward. 

Mt. Moriah, No. 82— A. K. Simonton, Hugh Kelly. 

Lafayette, No. 83 — L. W. Humphrey. 

Jerusalem, No. 95— W. T. Nixon, S. T. Pope. 

Beaumont, No. 160 — Eobert N. Green. 

St. John's, No. 96— S. H. Rountree, W. W. Dunn. 

Greensboro', No. 76— John P. Howlett. 

Wake Forest, No. 97— J. S. Eay. 

Hiram, No. 98— S. B. Killett. 

Fulton, No. 99— D. A. Davis, E. Myers. 

Warren, No. 101— N. J. Farrier, H. Grimes, J. D. Stamford. 

Columbus, No. 102— W. P. Taylor. 

Unanimity, No. 7 — N. Newby. 

Perseverance, No. 59 — H. B. Short. 

Orr, No. 104— W. A. Potts. 

Belmont, No. 108— D. B. Newton. 

Jordan, No. 184 — N. Newby. 

St. John's, No. 110— S. D. Thruston. 

Person, No. 113— John W. Hunt. 

Germanton, No. 116— Joel F. Hill. 

Mt. Hermon, No. 118— R. B. Vance, H. E. Colton. 

Logan, No. 121— J. W. Patterson, W. H. Reece. 

Tuscarora, No. 122 — James H. Strum, Wm. A. Johnson, T. L. Hargrove. 
Franklinton, No. 123— J. J. Ward, W. D. Davis. 
Clinton, No. 124— E. Malone. 
Mill Creek, No. 125— J. C. Eason. 

Blackmer, No. 127 — J. H. Montgomery, E. J. Christian. 
Dan River, No. 129— D. S. Patrick. 

Radiance, No. 132— R. W. Best, J. Wood, J. T. Freeman. 

Alamance, No. 133— W. H. Faucett, J. A. Murray. 

Mocksville, No. 134 — A. A. Harbin. 

Leaksville, No. 136— Thomas W. Field. 

Lincoln, No. 137— R. F. Sloan. 

Carolina, No. 141— M. Waddell. 

Mt. Vernon, No. 143— W. S. Wooten. 

Junaluski, No. 145 — H. G. Woodfin. 

Palmyra, No. 147 — N. S. Stewait, A. J. Turlington. 



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Adoniram, No. 149— G. W. Pitard, IX A. Kidout. 

Buffaloe, No. 172 — N. E. Bryan. 

Union, No 173— Joel F. Hill. 

George Washington, No. 174 — M. C. Luter. 

Mecklenburg, No. 176 — P. J. Lowrie. 

Siloam, No. 178—0. Fennell, W. B. Ward, James Ward. 

Lafayette, No. 179— John T. Ham brick. 

Carthage, No. 181— A. E. McDonald, George S. Cole, A. H. McNeill. 

Townsville, No. 182— T. L. Hargrove. 

Centre Grove, No. 183 — John C. Eankin. 

Sandy Creek, No. 185 — Daniel Weston, E. A. Gupton. 

Pine Forest No. 186 — John McCormick, Sion Harrington. 

Centre Cross, No. 187 — A. Thomas, W. A. Moore. 

Balfour, No. 188— Shubal G. Worth. 

Pee Dee, No. 150 — James Harward. 

Chalmers, No. 151— M. M. McEae. t 

Mt. Carmel, No. 153— M. Cronley. 

Scotch Ireland, No. 154 — William A. Lackey, J. G. Eamsay. 

White Stone, No. 155— W. H. Hood, M. Whitley. 

Mt. Pleasant, No. 157 — W. S. Thompson, Allen Bailey, E. Meekura. 

Yadkin, No. 162— John Williams. 

Deep Eiver, No. 164 — J. S. Bray, George K. Foust. 

Winston, No. 167— P. A. Wilson, A. J. Stafford. 

Pleasant Hill, No. 168— David Coble, William Zachary. 

Blackmer, No. 170— E. B. Vance, H. E. Colton. 

Delk, No. 171— James Delk. 

Taylors ville, No. 189— W. P. Burke. 

Fair Bluff, No. 190— W. J. Stanly. 

Burnsville, No. 192— E. B. Vance, William T. Bain. 

Morning Star, No. 85 — J. J. Q. Taylor. 

Mt. Lebanon, No. 117 — Albert Farmer. 

Black Eock, No. 135 — Joseph Green. 

St. Albans, No. 114 — James Blount, J. A. Eowland, Eli Wisham, 

Cane Creek, No. 142 — C. A. Brewer. 

Joseph Warren, No. 92— E. Sauls. 

Fellowship, No. 84— Alfred Holland. 

Eoyal White Hart, No. 2 — James M. Grizzard. 

Marlboro', No. 177 — James Joyner. 

Granite, No. 191— W. B. Jones, W. H. Tomlinson. * 

Holly Springs, No. 115 — D. H. Stephenson, James Sogers. 

King Solomon, No. 138 — G. J. Moore. 

Hanks', No. 128— Wm. T. Bain. 

Eolesville, No. 156— J. E. Jeffreys, H. A. Hodge, J. M. Terrell. 
St. Paul's, No. 166— George J. Moore. 



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Mt. Energy, No. 140— Weldon E. Bulloch, B. F. Bulloch, L. H. Bulloch. 
Knap of Keeds, No. 158— John Peed, Bobert F. Webb. 
Taylor Lodge, No. 144 — Horace C. Horton. 
Caldwell, No. 180— A. S. Kigsby. 

High Point, No. 199— Jabin Irwin, H. W.Brunkle, A. B. Sullivan. 

Perquimans, No. 106 — Nathan Newby. 

Archer, No. 165— J. W. Lee, S. P. Horton. 

American George, No. 17 — Bobert H. Worthington. 

Gape Fear, No. 194— Thomas D. McDowell. 

Skewarky, No. 90— W. Ward. 

Bro. Wm. P. Taylor submitted the following report, which 
was adopted: 

Whereas, It is presumed that there are a number of transient brethren in 
the city who may be desirous to attend our meetings : therefore, 

Resolved, That all such brethren of good standing, are respectfully invited 
to attend the deliberations of this Grand Communication, during its present 
sittings. 

The Most Worshipful Grand Master submitted his Arfnual 
Communication, which was read, and on motion of Bro. James 
Banks, it was referred to Bros. R. F. Sloan, L. S. Bingham, and 
J. H. Montgomery, as a Committee to report upon the various 
subjects referred to in his communication : 

Brethren : Of the countless blessings and mercies for which our obligations 
to Almighty God are daily multiplied, his fostering care and merciful preser- 
vation of our Order through ages of vicissitude, and dangers the most appall- 
ing, is not the least worthy of our most grateful acknowledgments. It is, 
therefore, peculiarly appropriate, that we, who are honored with the chief of- 
fices in an institution, towards which the Divine favor has ever been so signally 
manifested, should place before the Great Author of our being and our hap- 
piness, the purest oblations of the heart. So as our hopes of future prosperity 
are ardent and sincere, may our offering be acceptable. 

Time, in its course, has brought us to another prominent point on the great 
highway of lile. Another year has been numbered with the past ; a year re- 
plete with blessings on our Institution ; and these, I trust, she has dispensed 
as freely and as bountifully as they have been bestowed upon her by the mu- 
nificent hand of the " giver of all good gifts." Another year's experience and 
observation has, doubtless, added something to our stock of Masonic knowl- 
edge ; for he who has failed to improve the time and the opportunity, and to 
turn them to some good account, both for the Order and for himself, is not 
worthy of the name of Mason. I therefore, in confidence that we shall accom- 
plish much for the interest and honor of the Craft, tender to you a cordial and 
a fraternal greeting. 



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As your chief officer, my duty requires that I should render to you an 
" account of my stewardship " for the term now closing. And as I have 
achieved but a small portion of all that I had hoped to accomplish for the good 
of the Order, I fear that the result of my labors has fallen far short of your 
expectations. 

Had I have been present, when chosen to execute this important trust, a 
tense of duty to the Institution, as well as to myself, would have constrained 
me to decline the office ; the nature and duties of my profession being an 
insuperable obstacle in the way of a faithful discharge of what I conceive to 
be the duties of Grand Master. 

Arriving, as I did, at the close of the last convocation, I had no opportunity 
of conferring with members in regard to the appointment of Grand Lecturers, 
or to ascertain who would accept the office for the several districts, or for 
the State at large. I therefore commenced my inquiries immediately after the 
close of the session, as to who were competent and worthy of the trust ; and 
upon the recommendation of brethren, on whose judgment and knowledge of 
the parties I could rely, I made my appointments and issued the commissions on 
the 9th day of February last, for the District Grand Lecturers. For the State 
at large, I have not been able to procure the services of a competent Lecturer. 
Bros. Vance and Cox visited me early in the year, and from their proficiency 
in the work and lectures, and their zeal in the cause, I hope to hear that they 
have rendered good service in their respective districts. Brother Dunkley I 
have not seen, and from what I have learned, fear that declining health has 
prevented him from answering all the calls from his district. Brother K. N. 
Forbes, who I appointed District Deputy Grand Master for the Eastern Dis- 
trict, declined serving, and not being able to find any one possessing the consti- 
tutional and other qualifications that would undertake the duties of that 
office, it has not been filled. 

Upon the petition of the officers and members of Mount Vernon Lodge, 
No. 143, setting forth that their Hall had been destroyed by fire, and with it 
the Charter of the Lodge, and praying for a Dispensation, I issued, on the 6th 
of May last, a duplicate of the original Charter ; appending a certificate, 
stating the facts and circumstances which rendered this course necessary. 

Whitesville Lodge, No. 152, having surrendered her Charter, the Master of 
that Lodge placed in my hands the Records and Jewels, and informed me 
that there were no funds or other property belonging to the Lodge. The 
Charter and Eecords I have handed over to the Grand Secretary, and the 
Jewels to the Grand Treasurer. 

From Lincoln Lodge, No. 137, 1 received a petition, stating that the Char- 
ter of that Lodge had been purloined from their Hall, and asking for a dispen- 
sation, which I granted, and should the Charter not have been recovered, 
they will, no doubt, make application at this term for a duplicate. 

Having received information that Shallow Ford Lodge, No. 169, was in a 
very unsatisfactory condition, I issued a commission to Brother W. H. Fau- 



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cett, at Graham, authorizing him to have the lodge convened, make investiga- 
tion and report the result to me, but before he had an opportunity of doing 
so, the Master of that Lodge surrendered to him the Charter. I then directed 
him to take charge of the Records, Jewels, and Furniture, and of any funds, 
or other property belonging to the Lodge. Since which time I have had no 
communication from him, but suppose that he will make some report during 
the present convocation. 

In February last, I learned that there was a serious, and apparently, an irre- 
concilable difficulty existing in Germanton Lodge, growing out of an errone- 
ous decision of the Master, by which that Lodge failed to elect officers at the 
regular time. After informing the Master of his error, I suggested that the 
Lodge should unite in a petition for a Dispensation to hold an election ; but 
the dissension had progressed so far, that the Lodge could not be convened, 
for that or for any other purpose ; and its ultimate dissolution was seriously 
threatened. 

Not being able to visit them myself, I requested the Deputy Grand Master 
to do so, which he did in August last, when the members united in a petition 
to me to appoint certain of their number to fill the offices. This I declined 
doing, the appointment of the officers of a Chartered Lodge not being a prerog- 
ative of the Grand Master, but sent them a Dispensation to hold an election. 
This they did, on the second day of October last ; and I trust that harmony has 
been restored, and that the members are again " working together in unity. " 

I have issued Dispensations during the year for six new Lodges, the names 
and localities oi which will appear in the Report of the Grand Secretary. 

I received from the Grand Master of Virginia, an invitation for this Grand 
Body to attend a meeting of the Grand Lodge of that State, to be held in the 
city of Richmond, on the 22nd day of February last, " for the purpose of inaug- 
urating the statue of our illustrious Brother George Washington, " but it came 
to hand too late for me to take the necessary steps in season, to have our Grand 
Lodge either present or represented on an occasion so deeply interesting to the 
Craft. This I regret the more, because I feel assured that she would most 
cheerfully embrace any opportunity of doing honor to the most glorious name 
that graces the annals of any country, and at the sound of which, an emotion 
of pride thrills the heart of every true Mason ; for with it comes the reflection 
that he whose deeds and virtues, achieved for it an immortal fame, inscribed it 
upen our Records, in testimony of his approbation and of his membership. 

I have also from the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Virginia, a 
circular, giving an abstract of the terms of purchase and sale to the " Mount 
Vernon Ladies Association, " of the Homestead and Tomb of Washington, the 
terms of payment, and the present means and future expectations of funds to 
liquidate their obligations, together with a copy of the Act of Incorporation and 
their Constitution and By-Laws; and inviting the co-operation of the Frater- 
nity in our jurisdiction, in raising the funds necessary to meet, or rather, to an- 
ticipate the payments. This document, instead of referring to the Committee 
of Correspondence, I felt it due to the source from whence it emanated, and to 
the cause that it advocates, to submit directly to this Grand Body, that it may 



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be referred to a special committee. The cause is one that appeals directly to 
the patriotism of every American heart. For the inestimable blessings won 
for his country, by .our illustrious brother, a lifetime was too short to cancel her 
obligations ; and now we can only acknowledge the debt by honors paid to his 
memory. When, therefore, we can call his Home, his Tomb, and his very 
dust, our own, then may we justly claim the possession of some substantial to- 
ken of gratitude, honorable to ourselves, and worthy of our greatest earthly 
benefactor. Would that I could recommend to this Grand Lodge, the course 
suggested by our sister of Virginia, or suggest any other method of raising the 
amount proposed, in aid of this noble enterprise. But we have embarked in 
another great work, which has exhausted our means, and redused us to the ne- 
cessity of levying a burthensome tax upon our subordinates, for the purpose of 
meeting pecuniary obligations for which our honor stands pledged, and I can- 
not, therefore, recommend taxation as a means of contributing to this. I may, 
however, be permitted to express the hope, which I do most cordially, that 
thousands, yea, all of our brethren, whom God has blessed with the means, 
will cheerfully respond to the appeal of the Grand Lodge of Virginia. 

In the preceding paragraph, I referred to the great work in which our Grand 
Lodge is now engaged, a work tha£ will ere long, I confidently hope, inaugu- 
rate the brightest era in the Masonic history of North Carolina — her Mason- 
ic College. Like all the great works that have been undertaken in our dear 
old State, this has languished from its very inception. It has had its advocates 
and its enemies ; and while the former have been struggling up against every 
obstacle, and conquering difficulties, apparently insurmountable, cheered and 
sustained only by the consciousness that they were erecting a monument of 
immortal honor to the name of Masonry, by opening a great highway to use- 
fulness and distinction for the destitute children of their brethren, the latter 
have turned in cold indifference, or in derision from every appeal for aid — 
prophesied of failure, proposed counter schemes, or denounced this as the most 
consummate folly. All this I have seen and heard; and most sincerely do I 
deprecate such a feeling and such a course. 

Brethren, this is a Masonic work, and should therefore have no enemies 
among the Craft. Every one who has the means should comribute something, 
and those who have not, should cheer on their brethren, and encourage them 
to renewed efforts for success ; for those who have the least of this world's 
wealth have most to hope for from the consummation of such an enterprise. — 
The buildings having been completed, the Board of Trustees, in conformity 
with a resolution adopted at our last Annual Convocation, requiring them to 
" institute a course of instruction in the College," have opened a Preparatory 
School, under the charge of an accomplished scholar and teacher, and where 
our sons may be prepared for entering our own State University, or any of 
the other Colleges of the country. This is the first dawning of the realization 
of our hopes, that North Carolina Masons will build up and sustain an Insti- 
tution of learning, from the walls of which the sons of poor Masons may 

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emerge, armed for the battle of life, in the panoply of mental culture, and vir- 
tuous and honorable principles. "What more valuable legacy could we possibly 
bequeath to our children, or to the destitute children of a deceased brother, than 
this ? Or, what more glorious exemplification of a true philanthropy could 
we display to the world ? Shall we turn our backs upon it now, and after hav- 
ing done so much, abandon it, and thus give the lie to all our professions ? I 
most devoutly hope that the fair fame of our institution will never be tarnish- 
ed by a course so utterly incompatible with all her teachings and all her most 
cherished principles. In my estimation, the intrinsic value to our Order of 
this work, if properly endowed and liberally sustained, is beyond all computa- 
tion ; and we should permit it to languish no longer. 

" "lis not in mortals to command success ; " 

But if failure must come, let us have the consolation of knowing that we 
have deserved success. 

I had no opportunity of conferring with the Board of Trustees, before pre- 
paring my report, and do not know the exact condition of the affairs of the 
College; this, however, you will learn from the Keport of the President of the 
Board. That the Trustees are still embarrassed, for the want of funds, with 
which to meet pressing obligations, I cannot doubt : as I learn that but few of 
our Lodges have complied with the requisition of the Grand Lodge, adopted at 
the last convocation, and the measures then taken for the relief of the Board 
from its financial difficulties, have thus far failed. 

That any of our Lodges contemplate resisting the payment of this assess- 
ment, I am not prepared to believe, and will, therefore, leave the matter with- 
out further comment, and await the development of the facts, hoping that 
resistance to superior authority, will never have to be recorded against any 
Lodge within our jurisdiction. 

My correspondence with members of the fraternity in our jurisdiction, 
upon different subjects connected with the Institution and its laws, has been 
very heavy ; and while every communication of the kind has received prompt 
attention, and obscure or intricate points, with the able council of Bro. P. W. 
Fanning, chairman of the Committee on Masonic Jurisprudence, decided, I 
trust, correctly ; yet, my replies have been necessarily less full and compre- 
hensive than I could have desired. 

I have not been able, during the past year," to visit any of our subordi- 
nate lodges, save that of which I am a member, though strongly solicited by 
many to do so. This I most sincerely regret, as social intercourse between 
the head of the Institution and her subordinates, tends greatly to strengthen 
the bonds of union between them, and to increase the confidence of the latter 
in the fostering care and fraternal regard of the former. The communica- 
tions, however, that I have received, from all parts of the State, generally 
represent the lodges to be in a prosperous condition ; which, according to the 
usual acceptation of the term, when thus applied, I understand to mean that they 
are increasing their numbers, and consequently, the amount of funds in their 
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Order for several years past, can properly be regarded as a matter of congratu- 
lation, or as indicative of true prosperity, I confess myself much inclined to 
doubt. In fact, I view it with a very great degree of dread ; and this feeling 
is strengthened by reports of difficulties and dissensions between individual 
Masons, and in and between lodges within our own jurisdiction. I fear that 
an over anxiety on the part of many of our lodges to increase their numbers, 
has induced them to receive applicants without that rigid scrutiny into their 
character that a prudent regard for their own harmony and true prosperity, 
and the interest and honor of the Order, requires. The numerous expulsions 
and susp°nsions annually reported, is a melancholy evidence of this. You 
may rely upon it, brethren, we are, in this way, gathering into the fold the very 
elements of our own destruction ; or at the very least, preparing for ourselves 
a repetition of the terrible ordeal, through which, scarcely a quarter of a cen- 
tury since, our fathers, and thousands of brethren now living, were doomed 
to pass. 

It is folly to flatter ourselves with the idea that we can relieve the Institu- 
tion from the pernicious consequences of such a course, by the expulsion of 
such as we may find unworthy. The poison once admitted, is diffused through 
the whole system ; and though antidotes may be found against effects, imme- 
diately fatal, we can never entirely eradicate it, or escape from its corroding 
influence. There is no man so vile, or occupying a position so degraded, but, 
having been once admitted, can inflict a wound that will be, in some degree, 
injurious to the Order. The connection once established, he is then armed 
with ten-fold more power for mischief to us, individually, and to our Institu- 
tion. Our only safety, therefore, consists in guarding against hasty, incon- 
siderate, or indiscriminate admissions. It is not sufficient that we know 
nothing, or that we can hear of nothing, in the character of an applicant, to 
condemn ; a negative character is no recommendation. We should know him 
sufficiently to have discovered some good, something to approve or admire, 
Men do not, and cannot conceal all their virtues, or their good deeds, while 
they have the very strongest incentives to conceal their bad passions and evil 
deeds : therefore, let them alone until you shall have discovered some good 
in them — some commendable virtue — that may, in some degree, compensate 
for whatever vices they may have succeeded in concealing from you. 

The prosperity of your lodges does not consist in the long list of names that 
mav be enrolled upon their records, nor in the amount of fees that may flow 
into their Treasuries ; but in the harmony that pervades their councils, the 
affection and fraternal regard that their members feel for each other, and the 
unanimity with which they co-operate in every good work. 

As a system of pure moral ethics, there has never been any more beautiful 
or more true than ours, and yet none more abused. And I regret that truth and 
candor constrains me to say, that her own children have, directly, or indirectly, 
inflicted the deepest — the most incurable wounds. They have laid paricidal 
hands upon her honor, and polluted the pure foundations of her morality and 



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virtue. Designing knaves have been permitted to connect themselves with 
the Order. Men, whose motives were purely selfish, whose chief object was 
to acquire position, or to accomplish some mercenary purpose, which, once 
attained, as surely as the vicious most despise the victims of their wronsrs, they 
will turn upon and traduce the Institution. Ur, if discovery brings defeat, in 
either case, they become enemies, the most malignant, and the more dangerous, 
because we have placed in their hands the most potent means of injury. And 
the character of such men, which must be sooner or later developed, is a perpetual 
reproach upon Masonry. How important, then, that their footprints should 
be excluded ; for once admitted, they can never be entirely effaced from the 
threshhold. Th°se evils are sometimes, doubtless, the consequence of our ina- 
ability to see the secret purposes of men. But I fear they are too frequently 
the result of a culpable neglect or disregard of the most vital interest of 
the Institution. 

Our rules require that when a petition for the degrees is presented, a com- 
mittee shall be appointed, whose especial duty it is to inquire in regard to the 
character and qualifications of the applicant, and to report to the lodge the 
result of such investigations. Yet, our duty requires of us, that every indi- 
vidual member should co-operate with that committee, and if possible, satisfy 
himself that the candidate is in the possession of all the prerequisites, or if 
convinced that he is not, to report the same to the lodge ; and exercise his 
prerogative to keep him out. As each individual member is invested with the 
power of rejecting a petition, so in a great majority of cases, are all censurable 
for the admission of an unworthy applicant. 

There is another class, differing very essentially from that of which we have 
been treating, who, though influenced by better motives, have brought upon 
the Institution consequences even more pernicious, the primary cause of which 
is a deficiency in the qualification of our officers. This class probably had 
some slight conception of what Masonry really is, and an honest purpose in 
embracing it, but have been disappointed through the incapacity of the offi- 
cers to present it in its true character, or to give even a distinct outline of 
what it really is. They have, therefore, abandoned it, or so " damn it with 
faint praise," that open and avowed hostility would be a more merciful inflic- 
tion. For such are often men who have a>character, in the community, for 
honesty of purpose, and for a correct appreciation of what is good and virtu- 
ous ; and when such are indifferent, lukewarm, or hostile, the evil consequences 
are incalculable. For the mischief consequent, upon the influence of the first of 
these two classes, there is only a palliative, which, as I have suggested, consists 
in a more rigid scrutiny into the character of all applicants : and for the latter, 
I hope and believe a cure. This can only be effected by a thorough knowledge 
of the Work, the Lectures, and the true and comprehensive principles of 
Masonry, which every Master should be capable of communicating. Of the 
manifold disadvantages, against which Ihe Institution has continua'ly to strug- 
gle, those arising from the incapacity of its officers are notoriously pre-eminent. 
This condition of things hangs like a pall over the spirit of Masonry. For 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



13 



this, however, the officers are not always censurable. The lack of opportuni- 
ties to learn, or the natural ability to retain, and to impart instruction, can be 
plead in their behalf. But with too many, the acquisition of office is the 
chief object of their ambition ; this attained they are therewith content. To 
the officers, then, and through them to the Grand Lodge, we must appeal for 
the means of relieving the Institution from the constantly accumulating evils, 
resulting from defective teaching, or the lack of ability to teach at all. 

The ability to confer the degrees, and to give the Lectures and charges cor- 
rectly and impresssvely, is the first great essential ; for these are the first les- 
sons placed before the candidate, and without a knowledge of which, he can- 
not in reality advance. But when this is done, and even well done, what have 
we then placed before him ? Simply a very beautiful piece of statuary — a per- 
fect Apollo in symmetry and grace ; beautiful and interesting to contemplate 
for a season. But to inspire our love — pur ardent, sincere, and constant devo- 
tion, it must be animated by a soul worthy of such a body. This requires 
but a thorough understanding and constant practical exemplification of the 
pure and sublime principles of Masonry. It wants but these to warm it into 
life — to infuse into it that all-pervading influence that touches the heart, and 
before which the evil passions and guilty purposes dissolve and pass away 
like the noxious vapors of niaht before the morning sun. How important, then, 
that he who assumes the office of Master and Teacher of such a work, should 
possess the ability, not only to do the work correctly, but *o give it vitality — 
to explain its origin, organization and purposes, the laws by which it is gov- 
erned, and by which it governs, but that his own life and conduct should be a 
perfect exemplification of true Masonic principles. The rapid spread of Mason- 
ry, with the neglect of these important considerations, is fast reducing it to 
the standard of ordinary societies, and the unitiated are losing their reverence 
for the name of Mason, while thousands who have been hurried through its 
courts, with but a glimpse of its most prominent points, first cease to admire, 
Laving never learned to understand, and consequently to love; then lose all 
interest in it, and finally demit, and are no more seen in its private councils or 
public assemblies. 

"We cannot, therefore, place too high an estimate upon the services of a 
Master, who is fully qualified for all the duties of that office. But the beauty 
and harmony of the system, is not dependent alone upon the Master ; every of- 
ficer in the Lodge has an important duty to perform, the neglect of which, or 
the inability to perform it, mars the whole and detracts from the interest and 
value of the work. Entertaining these views, I feel that there is no subject 
that could possibly occupy the attention of the Grand Lodge, in which bhe is 
more vitally interested, than that of providing the means of instruction, not 
only in the work and Lectures, but in the organic law, both written and un- 
written, her own statutes, and in all the glorious purposes for which the In- 
stitution was designed, and placing the same within the reach of every sub- 
ordinate. 



14 PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 

I am not now prepared to recommend any particular plan for effecting this 
most desirable object. I confidently believe, however, that a most powerful 
auxiliary in any scheme that the Grand Lodge may adopt, will be found in the 
productions of the Press, now so extensively devoted to Masonic Literature. 
Were all of our members reading men, and especially conversant with that 
kind of literature, then might we hope to see the order assume a more ele- 
vated position and maintaining the rank and influence to which its principles 
and purposes so eminently entitle it. The evils of which we have been complain- 
ing, with a multitude of minor ills, would then, doubtless, be vastly dimin- 
ished. Standard Masonic works can now be readily procured, and at mode- 
rate rates ; and nearly every Mason within our jurisdiction could command 
the means of furnishing himself with a very respectable Masonic Library. 

There are also many very excellent periodicals which are within the reach 
of every Mason, where points of Masonic Law, in all the forms in which va- 
rying circumstances can present them, are discussed by able writers. Their 
pages are also enriched with Masonic intelligence from all quarters of the 
globe, sketches of the history of the Order, at different periods of its Jong and 
eventful career, and of the life and labors of most of the great apostles of Ma- 
sonry. Here may be found, also, gems of thought, clothed in language chaste 
and beautiful as the most cultivated literary taste could desire, all of which, 
to a true and zealous brother, would be a constant source of pleasure and profit. 

The condition of Masonry in Canada, for several years past, has been asource 
of much anxiety, and of the most profound regret, to all who truly appreciate 
the importance of stability in our system. Having already trespassed "upon 
your time and patience, I should not touch upon this subject, but for the pos- 
sibility that we may be required before the close of the present convocation to 
take some action in regard to it. 

I have now to lay before you a circular, signed by two of our most distin- 
guished brethren, Phillip C. Tucker, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of 
Vermont, and of Robert Morris, Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of 
Kentucky. In this document they communicate the fact, that a union of the 
two Grand Lodges of Canada was effected on the 17th of July last, at which 
time they were present by invitation, with a sketch of the proceedings, and 
request that it may be laid before this Grand Lodge for its approval. The de- 
tails of the settlement of which they speak, I have not yet received, and it 
might, therefore, seem unnecessary to make further reference to the subject ; 
but as this is an important matter, that has, and may continue to create much 
discussion, and I fear much bad feeling, it may be wise to reflect upon it, and 
consider it well, before we are called upon to take a position in regard to the 
New Grand Lodge. 

I have watched the course of our brethren in Canada with deep interest 
and much solicitude, and regret that I am constrained to dissent from the views 
of my immediate predecessor, in his address to this Grand Lodge at the con- 
vocation of 1856, and in which she then silently acquiesced. Most of you are 
doubtless familiar with the history of this matter : commencing in 1852, in a 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 15 

movement for a separation from the Grand Lodge of England, and resulting 
in the erection of two independent and antagonistic bodies, claiming author- 
ity in that Province ; while a considerable number of the Lodges remained 
faithful in their allegiance, under a Provincial Grand Master ; producing a 
state of anarchy and confusion, unparalleled in the history of the Order on this 
continent. 

It is not necessary that we should undertake to decide, or to venture even 
the expression of an opinion, in regard to the merits of the course or claims of 
either of the contending parties. Our duty is a plain and simple one. Per 
nearly a century, we have preserved the most amicable and fraternal relations 
with the Grand Lodge of England, and should therefore abstain from any in- 
terference in behalf of her rebellious subordinates. As we value the perpetuity 
and harmony of our own system, and our own right of jurisdiction, so should 
we respect that of others. 

As a part of my duty, I must, before I close, bring to your attention the ne- 
cessity of some definite action, m regard to a class of persons, many of whom 
are seeking the honors of Masonry in our jurisdiction, and too many, I fear, 
have been successful. This is a class of sojourners, whose profession or voca- 
tion requires that they should be ever on the wing ; and who, therefore, take 
the ground, or their friends ior them, that they neither hail from or belong to 
any particular jurisdiction. Acting upon this assumption, they do not come 
within the provisions of the statute in relation to sojourners, and our Lodges 
feel justified in receiving them. 

One of my official acts was a decision in a case of this kind, upon an appeal 
from the decision of the Master of one of our subordinate Lodges, which I 
herewith submit for your approval, and which contains my views in regard to 
that class of applicants. 

Brethren, my official term is now drawing to its close, when you will be re- 
quired to choose one from among your number on whom you will bestow the 
honors of an office that any may well be proud to receive at your hands. 

If, in my capacity of Grand Master, I have so administered the affairs of the 
Grand Lodge, as to meet your approbation, it might be supposed that I could 
have no higher ambition ; yet I am not content, for I have failed to secure my 
own. 

As I have already stated, my occupation is of such a nature that it is impos- 
sible that I can devote the time to the duties of the office, that the interests of 
the Institution demands ; and for that reason, I must most positively decline 
the office for a second term, even if your partiality should incline you to bestow 
it upon me. I cannot, however, take my leave of you, without tendering to 
each and all, the expression of my most sincere and fraternal regard j and may 
each one of you so live, and so act, that when the summons from the Grand 
Lodge above shall call him from his duties here, he may leave behind him, 
" A lasting, high and happy memory. " 

A. MAKTIN. 



16 PROCEEDINGS OF THE GBAND LODGE. 

The following Committees were appointed : 

On Propositions and Qrievances. — Bros. H. C. Lucas, Ellis 
Malone, and J. McCormick. 

On Expulsions and Suspensions. — Bros. H. E. Colton, W. 

G. Hill, W. H. Faucett, and 0. L. Filyaw. 

On Charters and Dispensations. — Bros. Daniel Coleman, 
Willis Thompson, and D. A. Davis. 

On Returns and Communications from Subordinate Lodges. — 
Bros. H. B. Short, B. H. Davidson, and R. B. Vance. 

On Accounts and Claims against the Grand Lodge. — Bros. 
P. J. Lowrj, A. K. Simonton, and J. B. Howlett. 

On Education. — Bros. E. F. Watson, A. R. McDonald, and 

H. C. Lucas. 

On Grand Secretary's Books and Report. — Bros. William 
P. Taylor, and Thomas J. Utley. 

On Grand Treasurer s Accounts. — Bros. T. J. Ramsay, R. 
N. Green, and A. A. Harbin. 

Bro. James Banks submitted the annexed resolution, which 

was read and adopted : 

Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed to inquire into the consti- 
tutional right of the Grand Lodge to impose a Capitation Tax on the members 
of subordinate Lodges, or on subordinate Lodges, for the purpose of erecting 
St. John's College, or for any purpose, except for its own support and 
maintenance, and the ancient and customary charities of the Grand Lodge, 
and that all papers and memorials on the subject be referred to it. 

Bros. James Banks, Jas. T. Littlejohn, W. T. Marsh, Owen 
Fennell, and E. F. Watson, were appointed a Committee un- 
der the above resolution. 

Bro. Henry T. Clark submitted the following resolution, 
which was read and adopted : 

Resolved, That the Committee to inquire into the constitutionality of a Cap- 
itation Tax, be requested further to enquire into the expediency of any such 
tax for the future. 

The Grand Lodge was called off until to-morrow morning, 10 
o'clock. 



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proceedings of the grand lodge. 17 

Tuesday Morning, ) 
December 7, 1858. J 

The Grand Lodge was called from refreshment to labor. 

The Grand Officers in their seats. 

A large representation present. 

The following preamble and resolution was introduced by 
Bro. Lucas, and unanimously adopted : 

Whereas, Th« proceedings of the Grand Lodge for 1822, were not recorded 
in the Record Book of the Grand Lodge, but were pnntfd under the supervi- 
sion of the Grand Secretary, and the printed copy certified to be correct; and 
whereas, Bro. H. C. Lucas, of Phoenix Lodge, No. 8, was appointed Deputy- 
Grand Secretary for the purpose of copying the same into the .Record Book, 
and whereas he has done the same, therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the same be referred to a Committee of three, to examine, com- 
pare and report on the same. 

The M. W. G. M. appointed the following members a, Com- 
mittee on the foregoing resolution, viz : Bros. W. J. Stanly, H. 
B. Short, and Jos. Green. 

Bro. Banks, from the Historical Committee, made his report, 

and on motion of Bro. Green, it was referred back by the 

adoption of the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the report of the Historical Committee be received, and that 
it be referred back to the said Committee with the addition of five other breth- 
ren, and that three of said Committee be a quorum to transact the duties of said 
Committee. 

The M. W. G. M. appointed the following as the Committee 
upon the foregoing resolution, viz : Bros. W. K. Blake, A. M. 
Campbell, H. C. Lucas, James McDaniel, and W. H. Haigh. 

The Grand Secretary made his report, when, upon motion of 
Bro. Banks, it was resolved that it be referred to the Commit- 
tee on the Grand Secretary's Books : 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina: 

In submitting his brief Keport, your Secretary has to inform you that noth- 
ing of much importance has occurred m his department during tnis Masonic 
year which would claim the particular attention of your body. 



18 PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 

Those Lodges which were working under Dispensation t and which failed to. 
obtain Charters at your Communication of 1857, will, it is presumable, apply 
for Charters at your present session, when they will be recognized and placed 
upon the list, or roll, of regular constituted subordinate Lodges. 

Since your last Communication, I have received the amount of seventeen 
hundred and eighteen dollars and seventy-five cents, ($1718.75,) which I paid 
over to the Grand Treasurer, for which he has passed his receipt. 

In obedience to the Tax of $1 levied on the subordinate Lodges for St. John's 
College, I have received the following amounts, which I remitted to the Treas- 
urer of the College : 

Delk Lodge, No. 71, $10.00 

Lincoln Lodge, No. 137, - 30.00 
Pine Forest Lodge, No. 186, 12.00 



$52.00 

In conferring with the Printing and Publishing Committee, I was advised 
to have 850 copies of the proceedings printed, which duty I performed ; and I 
transmitted the usual number of copies to the subordinate Lodges under our 
jurisdiction, and to the Grand Lodges of the States and Territories, and I have 
received the usual number of their proceedings, which will be placed in the 
hands of the Committee appointed to report upon their contents. 

The Grand Master organized the following Lodges during the past year> 
and will, in all probability, be applicants for Charters ; 

High Point Lodge, High Point, Guilford county, N. C. 
Eoanoke Lodge, Weldon, Halifax 
King Solomon Lodge, J ackson, Northampton 
Eagle Eock Lodge, Eagle Kock, Wake 
Liberty Lodge, Wilkesboro', Wilkes 

Cleaveland Lodge, Shelby, Cleaveland 
All of which is respectfully submitted, 

WM. T. BAIN, Grand Secretary, 

A report "was submitted from the Grand Treasurer, which was 
read and referred to Committee on Grand Treasurer's Accounts : 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

C. W. D. Hutchings, in account with the Grand Lodge of North Carolina. 
1857. 

Dec. 10, To amount balance on hand, cash on settlement with 

Com. this date, $49 50 

To cash received of Grand Secretary, from December 
10, 1857, to December 6, 1858, inclusive, 1718 75 

To cash received of rent room, 20 00 

Total amount, $1*788 25 

1858. 

Dec. 10, To amount to balance, $87 62 



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19 



By Amount of Disbursements for the same period, are here annexed and 
are as follows : 
1857. 



Dec. 10, 


By Cash paid Wm, T. Bain, 


$200 00 




u 


<( 


Bro. P. A. Holt, 


25 00 




it 


tt 


Jas. Banks, Chm'n Hist. Com., 


25 00 




u 


ti 


Joseph Cox, 


27 00 




tt 


tt 


"W. J. Lougee, 


7 00 




it 


tt 


N, S. Harp, 


33 75 




tt 


it'- 


Harriet Clarke, 


3 00 




<( 


ll 


Holden & Wilson, 


4 00 




« 


tt 


Williams & Haywood, 


14 25 




a 


ti 


J. W. Syme, 


4 75 




ti 


u 


C. Kuester, 


75 




it 


u 


Pullen & Belvin, 


1 25 




ti 


a 


Pescud & Gatling, 


14 95 




it 


u 


W. W. Woodell, 


6 00 




it 


ti 


John Myatt, 


2 70 




a 


tt 


J* T. Alexander, 


22 00 


1858. 


tt 


u 


treasurer of St. John's College, 


Y-oo 00 


Jan'y 6, 


ti 


it 


A. M. Gorman, 


55 00 


tt 


tt 


B. K. Blake, 


16 00 




u 


a 


Joseph Greene, 


20 00 




u 


. ti 


W. T. Bain, 


8 00 




it 


it 


H. J. Brown, 


12 00 


April 8, 


tt 


ti 


John W. Syme, 


300 00 




u 


a 


W. T. Bain, 


28 00 


June 25, 


tt 


ti 


Jas. Banks, Chm'n Hist. Com.; 


50 00 


July 9, 


tt 


tt 


Insurance on Building, 


15 00 




it 


u 


H. L. Evans, 


2 95 




it 


tt 


City Tax on Building, 


6 75 




it 


n 


State and County Tax on Building, 


8 60 




5 per 


cent. com. $1738 75, 


86 93 


Dec. 6, 


Amount brought forward to balance, 


87 62 






Kes] 


Dectfully submitted, 


$1788 25 



C. W. D. HUTCHINGS, Treasurer. 

Bro. Calvin Cox, Gr. L., for the Eastern District, made his 
report, which, on motion, was received and adopted : 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

At the close of the Masonic year, it becomes my duty to render to this 
Grand Lodge an account of my proceedings as Grand Lecturer of the Eas- 
tern District of North Carolina. On receiving my commission, I visited the 



20 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



Most Worshipful Grand Master as soon thereafter as it was possible for me to 
do so, and compared my work with his ; and finding a uniformity of work, as 
adopted by the Grand Lodg«, I addressed eaca Lodge within my jurisdiction*, 
informing them of my appointment, and that I was ready to give tbem the 
Lectures *ny time when called up^n. 

I have visited Jerusalem Lodge, No. 95, St. John's Lodge, No. 96, and Ra- 
diance Lodge, No. 132 : all of which I found very zealous in the cause, and 
left them in good working order. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

CALVIN COX, G. L. 

The report of Bro. H. W. Dunkley, was received through the 
hands of the Grand Secretary, and was read and adopted : 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

As the time has almost arrived, when your honorable body will meet in 
Grand Communication, I make my annual report as Grand Lecturer. 

During tde past Masonic year, I have visited and instructed only two 
Lodges, as follows : Holly Springs. No. 115, a^d Cary Ledge, (under Dispen- 
sation) and have had no calls from any other Lodges. 

Since your last meeting, my health has greatly improved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY W. "DUNKLEY, G. L. 

On motion of Bro. Stanly, the following resolution was adop- 
ted: 

Resolved, Th«t the matter relative to supplying subordinate LoHges with 
seals, be referred to a Committee of three, who*shall investigate and report the 
same to this Grand Lodge. 

Committee, W. J. Stanly, Jos. Green, and R. B. Vance. 
On motion of Bro. Hood, it was 

Resolved, That hereafter upon the granting of a new Charter to any new 
Lodges, the Grand Lodge shall furnish said Lodge with a seal and number of 
said Lodge at the expense of the new Lodge. 

Above resolution referred to the same Committee. 
On motion of Bro. Short, it was 

Resolved, That the subject of indigent Masons, and pedlars of Masonic 
works applying to Lodges for aid, be referred to a special Committee of three 
to be appointed by the M. >V. G. M. 

Committee, Bros. Short, Lewis Williams, and Murdock. 

No further business appearing, called off until this evening 7 

o'clock. 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



21 



Tuesday Evening, \ 
December 7, 1858. j 

The Grand Lodge was called from refreshment to labor. 
The Grand Officers in their seats. 
A large representation present. 

A report from Bro. R. B. Yance, G. L., W. D., was read, 
and upon motion was received and ordered to be spread upon 
the minutes : 

To the Most Worshipful Grand L^dge of North Carolina : 

It being made the duty of Grand Lecturers to render a statement of their 
proceedings to the annual Communications of the Grand Lodge, I beg to sub- 
mit the following : 

Immediately a f ter receiving my commission, from our Most Worthy Grand 
Master, I repaired to Wilmington to receive in.-truction and fraternal advice 
at his hands, being impressed wilh the great necessity of uniformity in the 
work and lectures of the several degrees. The advice and instruction thus 
sought was given most cheerfully and satisfactorily. 

I have only hadt^e pleasure of lecturing b°fore three Lodge", Mount Her- 
mon, No. 118, Blackner, No. 170, and Burnsville, No. 192, in pllof which I 
found a variance from the work as taught by our Grand Master, but a becom- 
ing and praiseworthy zeal to acquire the true and ancient work of our noble 
Institution, as adopted by this Grand Body. 

In my intercourse with bre'hren in the Western District, I could not fai 1 to 
be impressed with the want of uniformity in the work of the Order, and it is 
fair to presume that the same state of things may be found elsewhere in the ju- 
risdiction. 

If this evil could be remedied, and brethren become satisfied that they can 
and may receive the true work, as adopted by our Grand Lodge, great good 
would be accomplished, as many would make stronger exertions to master it 
who have heretofore despaired, having been so variously instructed by differ- 
ent teachers. 

I hope that some plan wi'l be devised to r;»eet the difficulty cited. 
Respectfully submitted, 

R. B. VANCE, O. L. 

Bro. Lucas presented By-Laws of Phoenix Lodge, No. 8. for 
approval, and moved that they be referred to the Committee on 
Returns and Communications. 

Bro. Coleman, chairman Committee on Charters and Dispen- 
sations, submitted his report, which, upon motion of Bro. Yii- 
yaw, was received and adopted ♦ 



22 PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

The committee on Charters and Dispensations have examined the proceed- 
ings and by-laws ot the following lodges working under dispensations from 
the Grand Master of North Carolina, viz : 

Falkland Lodge : We find the proceedings of this lodge correct in the 
main. There are some inaccuracies in keeping the minutes, but the working 
seems to be correct. We recommend that the by-laws of this lodge be ap- 
proved, 

Cherokee Lodge, Kockingham : It gives us great pleasure to state to the 
Grand Lodge that the work of this lodge has been well done and their records 
full and completej and might be well taken as a model for many older lodges. 
We recommend that their by-laws be approved, 

Cary Lodge, Wake County : The officers of this lodge have not furnished 
us with a copy of their proceedings, but have submitted the original book. 
We find the work is good and the records well kept. We recommend that 
their by-laws be approved. 

Mount Olivet Lodge : The work of this lodge seems to be regular, but the 
committee would have been glad to find their records kept with more care. 
Here again their book of records has been brought up instead of a copy of 
their proceedings. It is recommended that their by-laws be approved. 

High Point Lodge, Guilford County : The work is regular, but the records 
are not as perfect as they should be We recommend that the by-laws be 
approved, except the proviso to the fourth section, which we regard as m con- 
flict with the constitution of the Grand Lodge. This lodge has sent up their 
book of records without a transcript. Your committee would here remark 
that it is unmasonic and irregular for lodges working under dispensations to 
send up their original records for the inspection of the Grand Lodge instead of 
an authenticated copy of the same, in order that they may remain on the files 
of the Grand Secretary. 

Pisgah Lodge, Hendersonville : The work of this lodge is regular, and their , 
records in the main correct. We recommend that their by-lawo be approved. 

Eagle Eock Lodge, Wake County : Their work is good, and we recommend 
that their by-laws be approved, except 3d article, 5th section ; article 5th, sec* 
tion 3d ; article 5th, section 5th. 

Cleveland Lodge, Shelby : Their work is very good, and we recommend 
the approval of their by-laws. 

As it regards Koanoke Lodge, your committee find their work so irregular 
and contrary to the work recognised by this Grand Lodge, that a Charter 
should not be granted until they present better specimens of their work. We 
would recommend that they be continued to work on under a new dispensation* 

We recommend the adoption of xhe following resolution, viz . 

Resolved, Tnat Charters be granted to Falkland Lodge ; Cherokee Lodge, 
Kockingham County ; Cary Lods^e, Wake County ; Moun'i Olivet Lodge j 
High Point Lodge, Guilford County ; Pisgah Lodge, Hendersonville j Eagle 
Rock Lodge, Wake County ; and Cleveland Lodge, Shelby. 



PROCEEDINGS OP THE GRAND LODGE. 



23 



Your Committee have examined the working of Pasquotank Lodge, Eliza- 
beth city, having been organized under a Dispensation from the Grand Master, 
and we are happy to report that their work is very good, except in one in- 
stance, and that we have corrected — their records well kept, as appears from 
the book containing their proceedings, and we recommend the approval of 
their By-Laws. We submit the following resolution for the adoption of this 
Grand Lodge, viz. : 

Resolved, That a Charter be granted to Pasquotank Lodge, Elizabeth city. 

The Committee to whom was referred the petition of Bro. J. T. Alexander, 
in which he sets forth the fact, that some time in July or August las*-, their 
Charter was purloined from their Lodge Room, and that they are without a 
Charter, and prays that a duplicate Charter may be issued for their Lodge. — 
Your Committee has considered the same, and beg leave to recommend the 
adoption, of the following resolution, viz : 

Resolved, That a duplicate Charter be issued to the Lincolnton Lodge, No. 
137, without fee. 

The undersigned member of Lincolnton Lodge, No. 131, of Free and Accep- 
ted Masons, respectfully represent to the Grand Lodge of North Carolina, that 
during the months of August or September last passed, that said Lodge was en- 
tered by some black hearted scoundrel, and the Charter of said Lodge taken 
therefrom, and has not been recovered, and therefore pray the Grand Lodge to 
issue a duplicate for the same. The date of which stolen Charter bore date, as 
well as we now recollect, the 14th day of December, 1851. As in duty bound, 
we will ever pray, &c. 

T. J. ALEXANDEB. 
It ig due to state that w© applied to the Grand Master for, and are now work- 
ing under a Dispensation. 

J. T. ALEXANDER. 

The Committee have had the proceedings and By-Laws of Long Creek 
Lodge, under their consideration, and beg leave to report. 

"We regret that we cannot recommend that a Charter should be granted to 
this Lodge. Judging from their records, and this is the only evidence we have 
of the character of their work, they, in our opinion, are not entitled to receive 
master's wages. We hope that they will persevere and learn to do good work, 
and take a good position among her sister Lodges. 

Her By-Laws are good, and we would recommend that they be permitted to 
work a year longer under a Dispensation. 

Your Committee beg leave to report that they have examined the By-Laws 
of King Solomon Lodge, situated in Jackson, Northampton, and find the 
same correct. And recommend that the old charter be renewed, and retain, 
the same No. 56. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

DAN'L COLEMAN, Chairman* 



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PROCEEDINGS OP THE GRAND LODGE. 



On motion, 

Resolved, That the representatives under those Lodges working under Dis- 
pensations, to which Charters were granted, be admitted. 

The Committee on Capitation Tax, reported, which on mo- 
tion, was received and adopted: 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

The Committee to whom was referred the question of the constitutionality, 
and expediency of the imposition of a Capitation Tax of one dollar on each 
Mason within the jurisdiction of this G. L., respectfully report that they have 
investigated and discussed the same, and report that the question of the consti- 
tutional right of the G. L., is one of great delicacy, and as the Committee are 
unanimously of the opinion that the same results can be attained, if the G. L. 
will adopt the Committee's views*, under the head of the enquiry into its expe- 
diency, have taken the liberty of declining to report on the constitutional 
power, and unanimouslv agree to report that it is inexpedient for the G. L. to 
persist in the im josition of said Tax ; and recommend the adoption of the fol- 
lowing resolution, viz.: 

Resolved, That the Capitaton Tax imposed for the benefit of St. John's Col- 
lege, he and (he same is hereby repealed, and that all th° Lodges be relieved 
from the payment of said Tax — t jat those that h.ivepaid have the same refun- 
ded by the G. L., if they desire it. 

The Committee regret that so many memorials and protests on this subject 
have come before them, and beg leave to remind brethren that a subordinate 
Lodge is not the place to sit in judgment on the laws and edicts of the G. L. 

That this can only be legitimately done in the G. L. — a body which always 
desires so to act as to increase, rather than diminish, harmony and brotherly 
love amongst her members. 

JAMES BA^KS, Chairman. 

The President of St. John's College, made his report, which 
was read, and the same was referred to a Committee to be ap- 
pointed hereafter : 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina: 

The Trust°es of St. John's Col-ege respectfully report : That the duty en- 
joined upon them by the Grand Lodge at its last session, to "institute a course 
of instruction in the College,'' has been complied with in the following man- 
ner : 

Early in June last, they engaged the services of Brother Ashbel G. Brown, 
to conduct a Preparatory School upon the following terms, viz: that he should 
educate five scholars, to be designated by the Trustees, Without charge for tui- 
tion, and pay ten per cent upon the gross amount of the tuition fees for the use 
of the College building, besides one hundred dollars for the rent of the residence 
and grounds. 



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The school was accordingly opened on the 13th of July, following, only two 
or three weeks after the publication of its design in the newspapers, and before 
it was possible that the circular notice of the same to the subordinate Lodges of 
the State could be officially communicated. In spite of these disadvantages 
thirty-nine scholars were soon afterwards admitted, and now before any further 
action has been taken by the fraternity to promote its success, it is manifest 
that its patronage by the public is about to be largely increased. Those ac- 
quainted with the peculiar circumstances of the case and the usual beginnings 
of schools in general, know that this is by no means an unpromising outset. 

Thus the Board of Trustees are prepared on this occasion to say that without 
increasing their liabilities to the slightest extent, they have inaugurated a sem- 
inary of learning, which the Masonic fraternity in North Carolina may easily 
expand by degrees, into the proportions of a regular collegiate institution, and 
make it the means of a most pleasing charity to individuals, as well as an im- 
portant benefit to the commonwealth at large. The qualifications of Brother 
Brown have been thoroughly tested and approved in a long experience at the 
University, Brother James Campbell is a very acceptable and valuable assis- 
tant instructor. Brother W. Piper, who has given great satisfaction in similar 
positions heretofore, has been employed as the steward of the school. Other 
most respectable boarding houses are convenient to the campus, and other high- 
ly competent instructors can be readily procured, whenever the increase of 
students may seem to demand it. In short, nothing remains to complete the 
prosperous beginning of this laudable enterprise, but to bring home to the minds 
of our brethren in this and the subordinate Lodges, the truth which is now 
clearly demonstrated to our own, that by co-operating in such a regular appli- 
cation of their surplus funds, and such a moderate exercise of their liberality, 
as will extinguish the remaining debts of St. John's College, and gradually in- 
crease its endowment, they may succeed, without any embarrassment whatever, 
in establishing an institution for the liberal education of the sons of many indi- 
gent Masons, and the general diffusion of useful learning in the country. With 
full deliberation, we feel warranted in repeating the sentiments contained in 
our circular letter to the subordinate Lodges a few months ago, when we said, 
"an opportunity now presents itself to illustrate the virtues of Masonry by a 
most pleasing benefaction to our country and our kind, if we will only not re- 
fuse to accept it. Escape from public ridicule and a loss of self-respect, is at the 
same time impossible if we should. To forfeit both the means we have expend- 
ed and the reputation we have acquired, by abandoning this long cherished 
design, when it is now just ready to be fulfilled, would re-act as a self-inflicted 
blow to the cause of our most worthy Order, from which it would be difficult 
indeed to recDver. Carry it out on the other hand by the favor of your pat- 
ronage in the manner we have suggested on the present occasion, and we 
pledge ourselves to conciliate your lasting favor by the results." This is an 
aspect of the case, which we think cannot be be too forcibly presented. We 
have gone too far with the work in hand to recede. The investment already 

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made is too great to be lost, and cannot with honor and good faith be diverted 
from the purpose to which it was originally devoted. But if fostered with ju- 
dicious management and persevering care, it cannot fail to reflect "very grea^ 
credit upon Masonry, because it will be a conspicuous monument of its benefi- 
cent principles. 

At the last meeting of the Grand Lodge, it was ordered that "for the purpose 
of meeting the debts due to Capt. John Berry for the construction of tbebuild- 
ng, bonds should be executed to him for the amounts, payable in six and 
twelve months, and secured by a mortgage on the building and grounds ; and 
that for paying the other debts, the subordinate Lodges should be assessed at 
the rate of one dollar for each member, and required to pay to the Treasurer of 
St. John's College one half of the amount so imposed, on the first day of June, 
1858, and the remainder on the first of December following." 

The deed of mortgage has been duly executed, and will soon be liable to 
foreclosure ; while as yet only a portion of the subordinate Lodges have re- 
sponded to the assessment levied upon them. The Treasurer's report Wilishow 
what amount has been realized from this source, and also from the hands of our 
agents. It was but a reasonable calculation, that with an unpaid subscription 
of considerable amount, together with bonds and notes nearly equal to three 
thousand dollars, which are considered good, che receipts should have been 
commensurate with our need. But the disappointment has been, doubtless, 
owing in no small degree, to the late financial pressure in the country. Yet it 
is obvious that to meet the crisis presented by this state of things, no alterna- 
tive remains but the adoption, by the Grand Lodge, at its present session, of 
some effective action to liquidate the debts which enoumber us,, without much, 
delay. 

The entire sum of these debts is about nine thousand five hundred dollars. — 
The payment of somewhat more tb an two-thirds of which, is secured to Capt, 
John Berry, by deed of Mortgage upon the College building and premises. To 
redeem this mortgage at an early day, in part, at least, is of paramount impor- 
tance. 

By devising means for this purpose this Most "Worshipful Grand Lodge will 
secure the permanent establishment of an interesting institution of its own, 
which is commended to its peculiar guardianship by the most important con- 
siderations of both interest and honor. With its present organization it will 
then be able to maintain itself in much usefulness and credit ; and in proportion 
to the Masonic patronage and bounty it may receive, to dispense the blessings of 
gratuitous instruction to deserving beneficiaries of the Order. 
All of which is respectfully submitted, 

E. W. LASSITEK, 
President of the Board of Trustees. 

A communication was received from William D. Cooke, Prin- 
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Grand Lodge to attend an exhibition of the pupils of that In- 
stitute, on Friday evening next, at 7 o'clock, in Mr, Bruton's 
School room, on Hillsboro' street, when upon motion, the com- 
munication was received and invitation accepted. 

A report was received from Treasurer St. John's College, 
which was referred back to the Treasurer, to amend so as to re- 
port from the last regular Communication. 

On motion of Bro. Green, 

Resolved, That A. H. Lewis, of King Solomon's Lodge, No. 7, Woodbury, 
Connecticut, a visiting brother, be admitted to a seat in this Grand Convoca- 
tion. 

On motion of Bro. Banks, 

Resolved, That a Committee of five be appointed to examine and report on 
the relations subsisting between St. John's College and the Grand Lodge. The 
amount which the Grand Lodge authorized the Trustees of said Institution to 
expend on said building, and the amount which has been paid to the Treasurer 
of said College. The amount of subscriptions made — by whom, and how much 
is now due on said subscriptions, and report generally on the officers of St. 
John's College. 

Committee, Bros. Jas. Banks, J. T. Littlejohn, Willis Thomp- 
son, H. C. Lucas, and E. F. Watson. 

The Grand Lodge went into an election of Officers for the en- 
suing year, which resulted as follows : 
Bro. Alfred Martin, of Wilmington, Grand Master, 
" H. C. Lucas, Fayetteville, " Sen. Warden. 

" R. B. Vance, Asheville, " Jun. " 

" C. W. D. Hutchings, Raleigh, " Treasurer. 

" William T. Bain, " " Secretary. 

On motion of Bro. Coleman, 

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to inform the Grand Officers 
elect of their appointments, and that Thursday evening be set apart for their 
installation. 

On motion, 

Resolved, That the exemplification of the work be set apart for Thursday 
morning. 

No further business appearing, called from labor to refresh- 
ment, until to-morrow morning 11 o'clock. 



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Wednesday Morning, \ 
December 8, 1858. / 

The Grand Lodge was called from refreshment to labor. 

Officers and representatives in their seats. 

PRESENT: 

R. W. Lewis S. Williams, Deputy Grand Master, in the chair, 
" Rev. Jno. F. Speight, " Chap, pro tern. 

" Jas. T. Alexander, " Senior Warden. 

" R. B . Vance, " Junior " 

" C. W. D. Hutchings, u Treasurer, 

" William T. Bain, « Secretary, 

Bro. J. B. Howlett, " Senior Deacon, 

" J. A. Murray, " Junior " 

" N. S. Harp, • " Tyler. 

The Marshall, Sword Bearer, and Pursuivant in their seats. 
The Committee on Propositions and Grievances made their 
report, which, by their request, was referred back to the Com- 
mittee for further action. 

Bros. Joseph Green, Daniel Coleman, and D. V. S. D. 
Thurston, were appointed a Committee to inform the Grand Of- 
ficers of their election, and that they procure the services of 
some Past Grand Officer, to install the said Grand Officers elect. 

Bro. W. J. Stanly submitted the following report, which was 
read and adopted : , 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

The Committee to whom was referred the investigation of the transcribing 
of the printed proceedings for the year 1822, commtted to the supervision of 
Bro. H. C. Lucas, beg leave to report that they have examined the same, and 
find a few errors, but of minor importance, save two paragraphs being over- 
looked in transcribing ; and suggest that he be granted the privilege of insert- 
ting the same. The work is done in a n^at and superior manner; and we 
would, therefore, recommend that Bro. Lucas be allowed twenty-five dollars 
for the commendable manner in which the same is done. 

Bespectfully submitted, 

W. J. STA/NXY, Chairman. 



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The Committee on the Grand Treasurer's Accounts, made the 
following report, which was read and ad(pted: 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

We, the undersigned, a Committee appointed to examine the Grand Treas- 
urer's Accounts, find that he has received for the present year the sum of one 
thousand seven hundred and eightvreight dollars and twenty .-five cents, 
(1*788.25,) which amount includes twenty dollars received for rent of room, and 
forty-nine dollars and fifty cents, a balance on hand last year ; and that he has 
expended one thousand seven hundred dollars and sixty-three cents, which is 
based upon the proper vouchers, leaving a balance on hand of eighty-seven 
dollars and sixtv-two cents. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

R. N. GREEN, 1 
JAS. G. RAMSAY, [ Com. 
A. A. HARBIN. J 

The Committee on the Grand Secretary's Books and Report, 
submitted the annexed report, which was read and adopted : 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

The Committee to whom was referred the Report of the Grand Secretary and 
the examination of his Books, beg leave to state that they have performed that 
duty, and they take great pleasure in saying that they have found the report 
correct, and that his books are kept in a neat and business-like manner. 
Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM P. TAYLOR, Chairman. 

Bro. Myers submitted the following resolution, which was 

read and adopted : 

Resolved, That the resolution passed at the Communication of the Grand 
Lodge of 1856, dividing the State into three districts, be so amended that the 
Host Worshipful Grand Master appoint a District Deputy Grand Master in. 
each judicial circuit in the State. 

Bro. Robert B. Vance submitted the following resolution, 
which was read and adopted : 

Whereas, It is of the utmost importance that there should be a uniformity 
in the work and Lectures of the Order in this jurisdiction ; and whereas many 
of the subordinate Lodges have failed to secure the services of a Grand Lectur- 
er, so as to secure that uniformity, therefore : 

Resolved, That the whole subject of Grand Lecturers, the amounts they shall 
receive for their services, &c, De referred to a special Committee of three, (to 
report to the present session of this Grand Lodge) to devise a plan to accom- 
plish the object set forth. 



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The Committee on the above resolution, was composed of Bros. 
Yance, Jos. Green, and Howlett. 

Bro. C. W. D. Hutchings was appointed Bro. S. P. Horton's 
proxy for Archer Lodge, No. 165, for the balance of the ses- 
sion. 

Bro. M. Whitley appointed Bro. E. Meacom, his proxy, for 
White Stone Lodge, No. 155, for the balance of the session. 

Bro. H. C. Horton appointed Bro. William T. Bain his proxy 
for Taylor Lodge, No. 144, for the balance of the session. 

No further business appearing, the Grand Lodge was called 
from labor to refreshment, until this evening after tea. 



Wednesday Evening, \ 
December 8, 1858. j 

The Grand Lodge was called from refreshment to labor. 
The Grand Officers in their Seats. 
The representation as this morning. 

On motion, ordered that a Dispensatioa be granted to Roan- 
oak Lodge, Weldon, Halifax county. 

Bro. Colton submitted the following resolution, which was 

unanimously adopted : 

Resolved, That in view of the death of our Brother Frederick Nash, of Hills- 
boro,' the high esteem in which he was held by all, and his distinguished posi- 
tion among the sons of men, the Most Worshipful Grand Master appoint a 
Committee of three, who shall draft a resolution expressing the feelings of this 
Orand Lodere. 

, Bros. Colton, Coleman, and Shoit, compose the Committee 
under the above resolution. 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence made their re- 
port, which was received and adopted : 



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To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

The chairman of the Committee desires to explain why this report is not 
printed as required by a resolution of the Grand Lodge, passed at the session for 
1852. 

The Grand Secretary, in good time, sent to my office all the "matier" received 
by him to be reported upon by the Committee. So far as my engagements 
would permit, I from time to time, devoted myself to its examination, digesting 
and deciding such matters in aiy own mind, as I deemed of interest and im- 
portance to this Grand Lodge, and deferring a report thereon, until they were 
submitted to the Committee for their consideration and decision. On the 23d 
of October last, the Grand Secretary addressed me a letter, requesting my re- 
port, that he might have it printed in accordance with said resolution. Until 
then I was ignorant of the existence of any such resolution of the Grand Lodge , 
requiring the Committee to furnish their report ("one week at least") before 
the meeting of the Grand Lodge, to the Grand Secretary. Had I known it 
when I was appointed a member of this Committee, I should have suggested 
further legislation by the Grand Lodge, the better to enable the Committee on 
Fore ; gn Correspondence to discharge their duties. This request of the Grand 
Secretary was received at a time when my professional engagements preven- 
ted me from complying with the requirements of said resolution. I therefore 
addressed a letter to the other members of the Committee, requesting their at- 
tendance in the city of Kaleigh, on a day specified, before the meeting of the 
Grand Lodge, for the purpose of conferring and agreeing upon our Report as 
the Committee on Foreign Correspondence to this Grand Lodge. I deeply 
regret to learn from Brother McDaniel, that circumstances beyond his control, 
will prevent his attending the Grand Lodge. I have been informed by a broth- 
er, that Brother Curtis, also, will not be here. No alternative is left me but 
to submit the following as the Report. 

"We beg leave respectfully to suggest, that in order for a faithful discharge 
of the duties of a Foreign Correspondence commission like ours, by the indi- 
vidual members, and at the same time, for a compliance by the chairman 
thereof, with the resolution of 1852, some modification of the existing rule is 
necessary. The chairman is not authorized to make a report without the 
sanction of the majority (at least) of the Committee. Every member must 
withhold his sanction to decisions without the opportunity of examining the 
subjects they affect ; and they are so bulky, that it is both inconvenient and 
expensive to transmit them from point to point, and hence they are only sent 
to the chairman, and he only has the opportunity of investigating them. 

A great advantage in all commissions in coming to correct conclusions is 
the benefit of conference. Individuals see subjects in different points of view, 
and arrive at conclusions by different processes. By an interchange of views, 
and a comparison of courses, a satisfactory result is more surely attained ; and 
in a matter that is of such interest to the Craft, and one that is accomplishing 
so much for Masonry in the various Grand Jurisdictions of this country, as 



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Committees on Foreign Correspondence, surely the best means should beadop* 
ted to enable them to discharge this work in the most efficient manner. It 
would be unreasonable to expect the Committee to come together for so long a 
time as would be necessary for a full and fair examination and decision of the va- 
rious matters submitted for their report, without an adequate compensation, 
which is uot provided for by any legislation of this Grand Lodge. Your Commit- 
tee would suggest, as an amendment of existing regulations on this subject, for 
the consideration of the Gra^d Lodge, either that the members of the Committee 
on Foreign Correspondence, be paid their expenses incurred in the necessary 
discarge of their duties, and that they be required to convene in the city of 
Raleigh for that purpose, at such time, (by order of the chairman if you please) 
before the annual meeting of the Grand Lodge, as shall be fixed ; or that the 
Committee be constituted of persons, all of whom shall reside in the same vU 
cinity. We are fully impressed w : th the importance of having the report 
printed in time, to enable the members to give it that careful examination ne- 
cessaryfor their intelligent action in its amendment (if necessary) and adop- 
tion. For, unlike some of our sister Grand Lodges, which receive and order 
it to be spread upon the minutes of the proceedings merely, we adopt the sen- 
timents of the Report ; and hence they become the acts of the Granu Lodge. 

Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken to bring to the examination of 
this important work the united talent and labor of the Committee. In this 
instance the chairman regrets that he has not been able to give that careful 
and thorough examination of all the proceedings submitted for report thereon, 
which their importance demanded, and which the fraternity expects, without 
dev< ting more of his time than could be spared injustice to his private and 
professional duties. There are man} T subjects of Masonic interest which it was 
desirable to have presented your consideration, but which must be foregone, 
for such as are deemed of more immediate importance. In reviewing the pro- 



gs of the following Grand Lodges, 


namely : 




Alabama, - 


1856, 


Arkansas, - 


1856, 


California, - 


1857, 


Connecticut, 


1856-57, 


Delaware, * 


1856, 


District of Columbia, 


- 1856, 


Florida, - 


- 1857, 


Georgia, - 


- 1856, 


Illinois, - 


1856, 


Indiana, - 


- 1857; 


Iowa, - 


1857, 


Kansas, - 


i856, 


Kentucky, - 


1856-57, 


Louisiana, - 
Maryland, - 


1857, 


Maine 


1857, 


185^-57, 


Massachusetts, - 


- 1856, 


Michigan, - 
Mississippi, - 


1857, 


Minnesota, - 


1857, 


1857, 


Missouri, - 


- 1857, 


New Hampshire, 


1857, 


New Jersey, - 


1857, 


New York, - 


1857, 


Ohio, - 
Pennsylvania, - 


1856, 


Oregon, - 
Khode Island, . - 


• 1857,' 


- 1857, 


1857, 


South Carolina, - 


- 1856, 


Tennessee, . 


1856, 


Texas, - 


1857, 


Vermont, - 
Wisconsin, - 


1857, 


Virginia, - 


- 1856, 


1856-57, 



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Making thirty-four Grand Lodges, and constituting all in the United 
States in correspondence with this Grand Lodge, together with the proceed- 
ings of the "Provincial Grand Lodge of Canada West ; and of the "Ancient 
Grand Lodge of Canada," from the 21st May 1856, to the 10th September, 
1857, besides several communications. We discover the Order to be in the 
warn healthful and prosperous; while some traces of decay in the edifice are man- 
ested, which, if not remedied, may result in permanent ruin. Various causes 
are assigned for it. The most material are believed to be in the too careless 
selection of the materials — the imperfect execution of the work, and a want of 
care and providence for the building — the anxiety to swell our ranks, the 
haste in making Masons, and the lack of Masonic training, and want of Ma- 
sonic food, it is thought have laid the seeds of the disease ; and hence the in- 
crease of idle craftsmen. Loitering by the way-side is no surer evidence of the 
unskillfulness of laborers in their respective professions, than non-affiliation in 
Masonry is a certain index of the want of appreciation by such, of its philoso- 
phy — its science, its benevolence. Various remedies have been applied in this 
and other Grand Lodges, having a tendency to bring back such prodigal sons 
\o our moral vineyard with comparatively but little success. More stringent 
treatment is suggested by some for the complete eradication of the disease. 

But bow to prevent the spread of the evil, is a matter of equal, if not great- 
er moment than its care. It is recommended to Lodges to be careful in se- 
lecting their best members for ofiicers, to guard well the door, and admit none 
but such as are worthy ; to those occupying the East, to draw their designs 
according to the ancient landmarks, rules and regulations, and before they dis- 
pense further light, to see that the candidate has made suitable proficiency, by 
an open examination in the Lodge, in order that the members may judge 
whether at present, he may proceed farther to govern the Lodg°> with kind- 
ness, but with firmness — to see that the roll is regularly called — that at each 
quarter dues are promptly paid, while they are lignt, before an accumulation 
shall render them burthensome and cause the brother finally to fall into the 
list of drones ; to go through with all the business of the Lodge before he pro- 
ceeds to work. To the craft, that they may attend regularly and promptly all 
meetings of the Lodge ; that they support their ofiicers in all their legal Ma- 
sonic workings and decisions. And to this end, let all inform themselves in 
the law, the science, and the literature of Masonry by means of Lodge libraries, 
in which, besides such standard Masonic works as they may procure, it will be 
easy, at a very small cost, to place the proceedings of our sister Grand Lodges 
by an interchange of those of our own, which of themselves, containing as they 
do, the opinions of such high authority as Mackey, Morris, Moore, Abell, Gil- 
man, Pike and others, upon almost every Masonic point in doubt or in differ- 
ence, will form an invaluable library. (In this connection, we mention that 
the Grand Lodge of Texas has commenced the re-publication of a complete 
copy of their proceedings from its organization, comprising a period of twenty 
years. It is hoped that all the Grand Lodges will follow her example.) 

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And with the view of removing all rubbish for the purpose of making room 
for the better work, it is recommended, that the so-called "Side Degrees," be 
totally put away. In the language of the Grand Master of California, " those 
fungous attachments to Masonry, which have fastened to its body as if they 
were a part and parcel of its existence. Whether consisting of mere idle cere- 
monies, or really aiming at usefulness, they are equally inadmissible, either 
as Masonic tests, or as affording the means to recognition of those who cannot 
be made Masons. 

" If used as Masonic tests? they are an accumulation on the body of Masonry, 
and consequently an innovation ; and he who would thus use them would sub- 
ject himself to discipline for so evident an impropriety. If really Masonic, as 
they are generally, though improperly, called, he who would confer them up- 
on a person, who, agreeable to the laws of our society, cannot be made a Mason, 
would deserve expulsion for so great a violation of those laws. And if not Ma- 
sonic, as they most assuredly are not, he who confers them as such, practices 
deception, and is guilty of deceiving the unwary and confiding. Viewed in 
either light they are unworthy our consideration." 

But to obtain these desirable results in our jurisdiction, it is submitted that 
some more efficient system of instruction, than the present one, is necessary. — . 
It is not sufficient that a corps of instructors are commanded by the Grand 
Lodge, and can be availed of by subordinate Lodges ; it is necessary that they 
receive the work from such teachers : and if they will not receive it at their own 
expense, it is respectfully submitted whether they shall remain in ignorance or 
or whether they shall be instructed at the cost of the Grand Lodge. 

It is much to be regretted that th) limited instruction received from our 
Grand Lecturers, though tney are ever ready, willing and able to give it, has 
furnished neither uniformity of work or language in Masonry. And without 
such uniformity, the instruction received by the very small number of Lodges, 
is materially impaired, or so mixed up with the wrong work of other Lodges, 
as not to be recognized. Whether to promote this end, it would not be better 
to adopt the Georgia system of comm.' ting the work to the District Deputy 
Grand Master, (increasing our number to eight or more) witn such compensa- 
tion as the Grand Lodge may fix ; or the Virginia plan of a Committee as 
" Custodians of Work,'' at the same" ti Doe retaining the Grand Lecturers, is re- 
spectfully submitted for your consideration. As auxilary to this, it is sugges- 
ted that a uniform code of by-laws, for the government of subordinate Lodges, 
be adopted by the Grand Lodge. These suggestions having a dependance upon 
each other, being all adopted and carried out, will, in the opinion of your Com- 
mittee, arrest this most crying evil of Masonry, non-affiliation. 

Another subject on which we find our sister Grand Lodges greatly exercised, 
is Education. 

As to the best plan to accomplish this object, they are divided. Some favor- 
ing a distribution of their funds to the subordinate Lodges to be applied by 
them for this purpose. While others adopt schools and colleges. While Ar- 



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kansas and Missouri are devoting: their means, by the latter plan, to the edu- 
cation of their sons, Georgia and Kentucky are engaging theirs, by the same 
plan, in the education of the daughters of Masons. We having embarked ours 
in a College, it is not necessary to note the advantages claimed for their re- 
spective purposes. All are engaged in a great work of benevolence, destined, 
under wise counsels, to commend Masonry, more than all oilier means combined, 
to the intelligent, the virtuous, and the good. But further remarks upon this 
subject will come more properly from the Grand Master and the President of 
the Board of Trustees of St. John's College, in their annual Eeports. Before 
quitting this matter, we wish to notice a criticism of the Committee of Ohio, of 
the plan of operations of the Agent appointed by the Board of Trustees, to 
raise funds for the benefit of St. John's College, which is characterized by a 
degree of coarseness and billingsgate unused by the commonest associations 
of men. • * ■ 

The wonder is that it should have been suffered to remain to tarnish the 
proceedings of the Grand Lodge. 

The Committee say, "Your Commttee regret to see that our brethren in 
North Carolina have been levying a species of black-mail on the Merchants of 
New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore. To raise funds for a Masonic Col- 
lege, l the Agent agreed to give publicity to the houses donating, and recommend 
them to the favorable notice of the craft throughout that State.' For this conside- 
ration, the merchants in those cities subscribed some one thousand six hun- 
dred dollars. 

u Now this transaction is as disgraceful to the Craft of North Carolina as to 
the merchants engaged in it. To thus peddle off the good will of Masonry, as 
a harlot would her smiles, for money, is deserving the severest reprehension." 
What is it to levy black-mail ? Levy, to raise, to collect by appointment, as to 
levy taxes, toll, tribute, or contributions." — Webster. "Levying, raising ; col- 
lecting, as men or money." Same. " Black mail, a certain rate of money, corn, 
cattle, or other thing, anciently paid in the north of England to certain men, 
who were allied to robbers, to be by them protected from pillage." — Webster. 

So according to the report of said Committee, the brethren in North Carolina, 
who are allied to robbers, have been collecting money from the merchants of 
New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore, that they may be protected by them, 
(the said brethren) from pillage." But who are these robbers, from whom a 
descent from the hills of Carolina is expected by our northern merchants to 
make a foray upon thein ? They cannot be the Grand Lodge, or the Board of 
Trustees ? for they are " brethren.'' But that this is not true is shown by the 
Committee, by setting forth the plan of operations, to- wit : "the Agent agreed to 
give publicity to the houses donating, and recommend them to the favorable 
notice of the Craft throughout that State." Now, in what sense can this be 
called a levy ? Levying black-mail ! ! What is it ? The merchants of said 
cities are applied to by an agent to aid in a great and glorious work of building 
a temple dedicated to the cause of Education and Benevolence, in which they, as 
well as we, are deeply interested. They give of their substance ; now say they, 



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"we think you ought to recommend us to the favorable notice of your brethren 
in your State, to givs us a call, and if they can be as well served by us as by 
others who have not given, why, they ought to patronize us." " Agreed, says 
the Agent, I think so too, and I will do it." Is there any great harm in that ? 
Is that robbery ? Is that levying black-mail ? 

Is that " peddling off the good will of Masonry as a harlot would her smiles 
for money ?" Is that "disgraceful to the merchants engaged in it ?" (all of 
whom are of the highest respectability in their respective cities, and will com- 
pare favorably with any in Ohio.) 

Shame upon such Masons who utter such wholesale slander against their 
brethren of a whole jurisdiction and against a large portion of gentlemen of 
respectable calling in the three largest cities in our union ? As an appropriate 
reply to said Committee, we quote from the able report of our Committee by 
Bro. Blake, chairman to the last Communication of this Grand Lodge, upon 
the same subject. Keviewing the proceedings of Louisiana, he says, "The plan 
referred to as set forth in the report of the Agent of the College is as follows : 
That he, the Agent, would circulate the cards, and otherwise give publicity to 
the business of certain houses, if they would subscribe %o St. John's College. — 
Our Louisiana brethren condemn the plan, and express the hope that the 
movement will not receive further sanction. They add, in conclusion, 'that 
more might be said, but we will not criticise too closely the acts of the breth- 
ren in North Carolina, sensible as we are of our own short-comings, and our 
need of that charity, with which, as Masons, we should judge one another." 

In contrast with the above, we mention i» this connection, the offensive and 
ill-natured criticism of the Committee of Iowa, for 1855, of which J. H. Wal- 
lace is chairman. It might, perhaps, be a humane act to undertake to teach the 
writer a lesson in good manners, which part of his education seems to have 
been sadly neglected ; but the Committee of several sister Grand Lodges have 
already justly rebuked the wanton and unwarrantable bitterness in which be 
indulges towards this and other Grand Lodges, so that we feel constrained, as 
the organ of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina, to dismiss his communica- 
tion as wanting in the bimplest elements that constitute a paper worthy of Ma^ 
sonic notice. 

We feel it due to our Louisiana brethren to explain the connection of this 
Grand Lodge with the operations of the College Agent. The Agent was not 
appointed by the Grand Lodge, but by the Board of Trustees of St. John's 
College. The President of the Board is required to report annually to the 
Grand Lodge, the condition of the College. In his report, he alluded to the 
amount obtained by the Agent in certain cities North and South, and the Col- 
lege Agent being present, was incidentally called upon, for the information of 
the brethren, to state the plan of his operations. In this way was the subject 
brought to the notice of the Grand Lodge. It was distinctly stated by the 
Agent, that it was no part of the plan to involve the Grand Lodge in his action ; 
the subscriptions were made solely for services to be rendered by him as an 



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Agent of the Board of Trustees. It is true that t$e Grand Ledge subsequently, 
without due reflection, perhaps took action upon the subject, and permitted the 
names of the subscribers, w ith the amounts subscribed, to be printed on the cov- 
er of the Grand Lodge proceedings. We think it would have been better if 
there had been no action at all on the subject ; but the matter was introduced 
at a late hour of the session and did not receive that careful scrutiny that its 
importance demanded. It is however due to some members of the Grand 
Grand Lodge to state lhat they opposed the line of policy embraced in the 
plan of the Agent; and we may remark that the plan has long since been aban- 
doned, and will not, in all probability, be renewed by either party. As to the 
plan as it was between the Agent and the subscribers, independent of the Grand 
Lodge, we do not think that any valid objection can be urged against it. Only 
two ef all the Grand Lodges have noticed the subject at all ; and we have con- 
ferred with eminent Masons who justify the plan as perfectly legitimate. It is 
obvious that a Mason has the right to employ an agent to circulate his cards 
and recommend his business, and to pay for the service rendered ; and it makes 
no difference whether the money so paid be applied to the benefit of a College 
or a private individual. Take an analogous case. There are many Masonic 
journals published within our borders. The proprietors of these journals fre- 
quently employ agents to procure subscribers and thus advance their business 
interests. We ask would it be just to denounce these proprietors as being in- 
fluenced only by mercenary and unworthy motives, simply because they hope 
to advance their private fortunes by the same means they employ to dissemi- 
nate Masonic light ? Then wherefore condemn the same principles in the case 
of the merchant, who, ik appropriating a portion of his substance for Masonic 
purposes, looks thereto for an extension of his business operations with his 
brother Masons. Again, many Grand Lodges employ agents to sell scholar- 
ships for Masonic institutions and no one objects. The agent is paid in com- 
missions, and is told that the more he does, the more he will receive. Here 
the agent gives or sells his labor to the College, and receives his reward in com- 
mission ; the purchaser of scholarships gives his money and receives his reward- 
in reduced tuition ; and in the case of the merchant, he too gives his money 
to the very same object and asks therefore an introduction to his brethren, 
which he regards as a satisfactory equivalent. 

In conclusion, we repeat, that in the contract of the Agent with the subscri- 
bers to the College, neither the Grand Lodge nor a single Mason in North Car- 
olina was pledged to patronize the "houses contracting ■;" but the Agent hav- 
ing originated the plaii himself, promised, simply as an individual, to circulate 
their cards, and invite North Carolina Masons to visit said bouses, and if 
they, as buyers, were satisfied that they could be as well served by them as by 
others, and felt disposed to do so, to give them a portion of their patronage. — 
We have no doubt that a wrong impression rested upon the mind of our M» 
W. G. Master, when he wrote his last address in reference to the nature of 
the Agent's plan of operations. 



38 PROCEEDINGS OP THE GRAND LODGE. 

As the whole subject was referred to us as a Committee by the Grand Lodge, 
we have carefully and maturely weighed all the facts in the case, and feel con- 
strained to adopt the sentiments above expressed. We cannot, therefore, re- 
commend to the Grand Lodge to request the Board of Trustees to refund the 
money thus obtained by their Agent. And these sentiments were adopted by 
the Grand Lodge. 

From the proceedings of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Canada West, we 
learn that on the 30th of June, 1857, this Grand Body resolved on separate or- 
ganization as " necessary for the efficiency and stability of Tree Masonry in 
Canada," ana also appointed a committee " with power to take such measures 
as they o.ay consider necessary and expedient to effect a union with the 
Grand Lodge of Canada," and to meet any committee appointed for a like 
purpose by the " Grand Lodge of Canada" to negotiate, &c. And also at a meet- 
ing held on the 9th of September, of the same year, the minutes of said com- 
mittees were reported, showing that they had failed to effect a union . And 
also that the warrants of thirty-eight Lodges, holding from the Grand Lodge 
of England, were returned, and an independent Grand Lodge was formed un- 
der the title of the " Ancient Grand Lodge of Canada" and Brother Sir Allan N. 
MacNab, of Dundurn, Baronet, was elected Grand Master. It is represented 
that sixty Lodges are under their jurisdiction. By the Grand Master's address, 
delivered upon the first day of this Communication, this Grand Lodge has 
been informed, that since the printed proceedings before us, the union referred 
to has been effected ; but that there are other Lodges in Canada, working under 
warrants from the Grand Lodge of England ; and that the Grand Lodge of 
England still claims jurisdiction in Canada. In this state of things, we do not 
think it advisable for the present, to recognize the " Ancient Grand Lodge of 
Canada," or any other Grand Lodge claiming against '.the jurisdiction of the 
Grand Lodge of England ; but that the line of policy suggested by our Grand 
Master, is the proper course to be pursued. 

The following resolution of the Grand Lodge of Connecticut, has been sent 
to the Grand Secretary's office, in a circular letter by Brother Storer, chair- 
man of the Committee on Foreign Correspondence, for that jurisdiction. 

" Resolved, That this Grand Lodge does sincerely regret the so frequent fail- 
ure in the receipt of the fraternal correspondence of a great number of other 
Grand Lodges in the United States, as well as the failure of her own printed 
minutes of proceedings in reaching corresponding Lodges ; and in order to 
guard as effectually as possible, against a further recurrence of this cause of 
complaint, it shall be the duty of the Grand Secretary at the earliest practica- 
ble day after each annual Communication, to transmit, by mail, to the Grand 
Master, Grand Secretary, and chairman of the Committee on Foreign Corres- 
pondence of each Grand Lodge in the United States, one copy each of the 
printed minute- of the proceedings of this Gr«nd Lodge — omitting all allu- 
sions to any Masonic title in the address of *uch communications. And we 
request each of our sister Grand Lodges to adopt a similar resolution." 

We think the plan a good one, and would recommend the Grand Lodge to 
adopt it. 



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By a vote of the Grand Lodge of Maine, the following resolution was 
adopted : 

" Resolved, That the Committee on Foreign Correspondence be instructed 
to address a Circular to the Grand Lodges of this country, urging the forma- 
tion of a General Grand Lodge, at the time and place of meeting of the Gene- 
ral Grand Chapter and General Grand Ensampment, in September, 1859, and 
tha.t this Circular be prepared and sent out in connexion with the proceedings 
of this Communication." 

We have also had placed in our possession the said " circular," signed by 
brothers Cyril Pearl, Freeman Bradford, and Moses Dodge, in which the 
reasons for a General Grand Lodse are ably ureed. We cannot, however, 
agree with the committee in the necessity for such a General Grand Lodge. There 
are many other matters of interest contained in the printed minutes of the 
proceedings of the Grand Lodges, which we would like to notice had we time, 
without enlarging too much this report, which we fear Is already too greatly 
extended. 

We regret that we have been deprived of the valuable aid of the other 
members of the committee, but, under the circumstances, we have done the 
best we could, and must rely upon the charity of the Grand Lodge for the 
many imperfections of our effort. 

In conclusion, permit me to add that masonry will never attain the summit 
its most ardent votaries claim for it, (which, under an enlightened legislation, 
and the blessing of the Supreme Arc hitect of the Universe. I trust and believe 
it will reach,) until more light is given us by the fructifying rays of education ; 
then, and not till then, when we have done our whole duty, can we expect the 
highest reward of the Supreme High Priest of Heaven and Earth. 
Respectfully and Fraternally submitted, 

JAMES T. LITTLEJOHN, Chairman. 

Bro. Jas. Banks from the Committee on St. John's College, 
submitted the annexed report, which was received and adopted : 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodae of North Carolina : 

The Committee to whom was referred the affairs of St. John's College 3 
respectfully report that in 1838, P. M., D. W. Stone, proposed the erection of 
a Masonic Seminary — that in 1842, on motion of Bro. T. J. Lemay, a resolu- 
tion was passed in the Grand Lodge, and a committee appointed to enquire 
and report on the practicability of the establishment of a Masonic School, to 
which the funds of the Grand Lodge might be directed. The committee reported 
favorably and the scheme obtained the hearty approval and zealous co-operation 
of the then G. M., Jno. H. Wheeler, and subsequently that of Grand Masters 
Fanning, Collins, Jenkins. Jordan, Holt, and Martin. In 1846, Bros. Wm. 
G. Hill, Wm. F. Collins and C. W. D. Hutchings were appointed Trustees 
of the contemplated Masonic Seminary of learning, on the part of the Grand 
Lodge, and each subordinate lodge was requested to appoint one Trustee, with 



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40 PROCEEDINGS OF THE GKAND LODGE. 

which, request the subordinate lodges did not generally comply. In 1848, Bro. 
J. M. Lovejoy, on behalf of the Trustees of the Masonic Seminary, printed 
a report to the Grand Lodge, two thousand copies of which, together with a 
plan for raising funds previously adopted, were ordered to be printed. At this, 
communication the Trustees were authorized to employ an Agent to obtain 
subscriptions for this object. They appointed Bro. C, H. Wiley, who report- 
ed progress, and for the first time, in his report speaks of the institution as a 
Gollege. In 1850, the question of locating the institution came up. Various 
lodges made propositions as to how much they would contribute if the college 
was located at certain places. Among the applicants for location was Tusca- 
rora Lodge, ISTo. 122, who proposed to give $8,500, and ten acres of land if the. 
Grand Lodge would locate the college at Oxford, Granville County. After a 
lengthy discussion this proposition was accepted, and Oxford selected as the site. 
At this Communication, on motion of Bro. Daniel Coleman, the W. M. was 
authorized to appoint agents to solicit subscriptions and donations. 

At the same Communication, the Committee on Corporations was authori- 
zed to obtain an act of incorporation from the State, enabling the Grand 
Lodge, through her Trustees, to acquire title to the site of said College, near 
Oxford. ' The Trustees were named, and it was resolved that as soon as $25,- 
000 was secured by subscription, that the Trustees, under such restrictions and 
limitations as the Grand Lodge might impose, should proceed to erect the Col- 
lege buildings. The Grand Lodge further resolved that $50,000 was necessa- 
ry to enable the College to take her stand a long side of sister institutions of 
learning. 

At the Communication in 1851, G. M., Jordan, in his annual address, re? 
commended St. John's College to the kind attention of the Grand Lodge. — 
The Committee on his address approved his sentiments } and it was resolved 
that all subscriptions and monies obtained for said College, be paid over to the 
Trustees thereof. In 1852, a regret was expressed that morehad not been, and 
the Committee expressed the opinion that there was a moral responsibility 
resting on the members of the Grand Lodge, to stand by their oft-repeated de- 
clarations of the ability of the fraternity to establish the College. This year, 
the Board of Trustees of St. John's College were required to make annual re- 
ports to the Grand Lodge, and it was made the duty of the President and 
Treasurer to attend the Communications of the same. 

In 1853, the President of Board of Trustees reported the most important 
resolution, which was adopted, connected with the College : 

"Resolved, That we rescind the resolution binding the Trustees in making 
contracts, leaving them free to act at discretion." 

In 1854, Robert "W. Lassiter, President Board of Trustees made a report, 
detailing the action ©f the Board, and showing $4,500 had been paid for a 
site, and that $1,239 22, cash, was on hand, and subscriptions unpaid, amount- 
ing to $17,519 00. This report wa3 referred to a Committee, who approv- 
ed its scope, and recommended its adoption. The report of Z. M. Paschall, 



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Treasurer, was read and adopted. This report shows that there had been paid 
into the Treasury up to this time, $5957, and that subscriptions existed to the 
amount of $18,854, making the assets amount in all, to $24,011. Upon the 
strength of this report, the Grand Lodge 

"Resolved, That the Trustees of said College proceed to make contracts for 
the erection of such buildings as are necessary-— cont?-acts not to exceed the 
amount of $20,000." 

In 1855, the reports of the President and Directors of St. John's College 
were read and adopted. From these reports it appears the contract for build- 
ing the College was made for the sum of $22,500, instead of $20,000. 

At this Communication the Grand Lodge required that a report in extenso 
be made showing the whole amount of money contributed, and by whom. 

In 1856, the committee appointed to report on the above resolution, reported 
that there had been paid R. P. Taylor, former Treasurer, $2,048 74 

To Z. M. Paschall, Treasurer, 11,471 10 

J857. 

To Z. M. Paschall, Treasurer, 4,423 36 

1858. 

April 28, To Z. M. Paschall, Treasurer, 2,178 10 

Oct. 25, 1,332 97 



Making in all the sum of $21,454 27 

It thus appears that the Grand L„Qdge has authorized the Trustees, as her 
agents, to make contracts in her name and on her behalf to the amount of 
twenty-seven thousand dollars for the following purposes, viz : 

For One Hundred and Nineteen acres of land as a site, $4,500 00 

For College Buildings, 22,500 00 

Making in all, $27,000 00 

The expense of collecting has been about, $1,600 00 

Tuscarora Lodge subscribed $8,500, and a site. The site she has never con- 
tributed, and the amount in money she has not contributed directly, but upon 
an equitable extension of the subscription in Granville to Tuscarora Lodge, 
your committee find that $5,600 has been paid by said county upon a subscrip- 
tion of $13,000, and upon the balance of the $8,000, that county has sub- 
scribed about, probably $1,000 more, making the contribution of Tuscarora 
Lodge about $6,600. This lodge has bepn disappointed in not having raised 
$2,000 from a source where it had expected it, and upon the strength of which 
her subscription was made. 

The committee report that the items in the debit and credit account of the 
Treasurer of St. John's College at the last session, in reference to E. C. May- 
nard, has been explained to the satisfaction of the committee. 

Your Committee report the indebtedness of St. John's College, to be about 
$9,500, and that there are notes and subscriptions which are deemed good, to 

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the amount of about $3,000, as the Committee learns from the President's 
report, and the hundred acres and the buildings. The residue of the old sub- 
scriptions are deemed almost valueless. 

Your Committee have disagreed as to whether the Grand Lodge is only 
bound for the $2t,000, or whether it is bound for the $27,000, and all the inci- 
dental expenses, of collecting and expending the same i and upon that matter, to 
the Grand Lodge your Cjmmittee report that St. John's College has been a 
favorite scheme of this Grand Lodge, from 1838, until now ; and as the tax 
has been abolished to meet the payment of the debt, a grave question must 
come before the Grand Lodge — how is the debt to be paid ? 
Kespectfully submitted, 

JAMES BANKS, 1 
H. C. LUCAS, i g 

W. S. THOMPSON, \ r % 
E. F. WATSON, J w 

On motion, it was, 

Resolved, That a committee of seven be appointed to devise "Ways and 
Means to pay off the debts of St. John's College. 

The M. W. Grand Master appointed Bros. Lewis S. Williams, 
D. A. Davis, Jas. T. Littlejohn Daniel Coleman, H. C. Lucas, 
Joseph Green, and R. B. Lassiter, the Committee under the 
above resolution. 

Bro. Geo. W. Pittard left Bro # ..Jas. T. Littlejohn his proxy 
for Adoniram Lodge, No. 149, for the balance of the session. 

Bro. M. M. McRae appointed Bro. A. R. McDonald his proxy 
for Chalmers Lodge, No. 151, for the residue of the session* 

Called off until to-morrow morning 7 o'clock. 



Thursday Evening, ) 
December 9, 1858. / 

The Grand Lodge was called from refreshment to labor. 
The Grand Officers in their seats. 
A large representation present. 

Bro. Joseph Green submitted the following report^ which was 
read and adopted : 



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To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of NorthCarolina : 

The Committee appointed to notify the officers elect of the Grand Lodge 
of their due election, also to procure the services of a P. G. M., to install said 
officers, respectfully report their duty performed ; except that your Committee 
have been unable to find a P. G. M. in the city, and we do not deem it abso- 
lutely necessary, as the Grand Master elect was installed at the former Con" 
munication. 

Bro. R. B. Vance, not being eligible, resigned the office of 
G. J. W., when the Grand Lodge proceeded to fill the vacancy, 
which resulted in the choice of Bro. Daniel Coleman, of Concord, 
to that station,, 

Whereupon the M. W. Grand Master installed the following 
Grand Officers elect ; 

Bro. H. 0. Lucas, Grand Sen. Warden. 

# Daniel Coleman, " Jun. " 

if C. W. D. Hutchings, " Treasurer, 
$ William T. Bain, " Secretary, 

The following appointments were then made, and the brethren 
duly installed by the M. W. Grand Master : 

JJro, W. W. Faucett, Grand Senior Deacon, 
" A. J. Murray, " Junior " 

" N. S. Harp, " Tyler. 

Bro. Lewis S. Williams, of Charlotte, was re-appointed and 
installed Deputy Grand Master. 

The Committee on Ways and Means to provide for discharging 
the debts of St. John's College, made the following report, which 
was received and adopted : 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

"Whereas, At the Communication of the Grand Lodge in 1854, and since 
then, subscriptions to St. John's College have been reported to the Grand 
Lodge ; and whereas, the Grand Lodge, on the strength of said subscriptions 
authorized the Trustees of St. John's College to erect college buildings, &c. ; 
and whereas, many of the individuals and lodges who made said subscriptions 
have failed to meet the same, either in whole or in part ; and whereas, the 
Grand Lodge is now pressed for money to meet her liabilities for St. John's 
pollege ; therefore, be it 



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Resolved, That it may be the duty of the Grand Master to issue a circular let- 
ter to all the lodges and individuals who ba^e subscribed to St. John's College 
and have not paid their subscriptions, reminding them of their subscriptions, 
and likewise a letter to all th° subordinate lodges in the State, requesting vol- 
untary contributions for the object. 

Resolved, further, That all the money in the Grand Treasury, after defray- 
ing all the expenses incident to this Grand Communication and current ex- 
penses, and two hundred dollars for the use of the chairman of the Historical 
Committee, be paid by the Grand Treasurer to the Treasurer of St. John's 
College. 

Resolved, further, That it be made the duty of the District Deputy Grand 
Masters in every judicial district in the State to aid the Grand Master in the 
discharge of the duty imposed on him, and that said District Deputy Grand 
Masters exert themselves in collecting aU sums due and obtain new subscrip- 
tions and remit the fame to the Grand Treasurer. 

Resolved, That th^. Trustees of St. John's College have the college buildings 
insured, and so much of the policy as is necessary to cover the amount due 
Bro. Jno. Berry's debts be transferred, by the Board of Trustees, to him as 
collateral security. 

The adoption of the foregoing we respectfully recommend. 

L. S. WILLIAMS, Chairman. 

The Committee on the Communication of the Most Worshipful 
Grand Master made the annexed report, which was read and 
adopted : 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

The Committee to wk®m was referred the address of the Most Worshipful 
Grand Master, have had the same under consideration, and beg leave most re- 
spectfully to report. Your Committee take pleasure in expressing a cordial 
approval of the sentiments, generally, contained in the address, as well as their 
high apprec : ation of the ability which characterizes it — the pure Masonic spir- 
it which pervades it — and the just and lofty conception of the rights, duties 
and true interests of the Craft which it displays. 

The Committee commend the whole of this address to the earnest conside- 
ration of the Grand Lodge ; but they desire to call attention particularly to the 
remarks on the negligence, which is too common in subordinate lodges, of closely 
scrutinizing the character and qualification of applicants for admission into 
our ancient Order ; and the plausible, but dangerous error, of confounding an 
increase of membership merely, with the true, genuine, and abiding prosperity 
of Masonry. 

The remarks on the subject of the incapacity of officers, and the evils resul- 
ting therefrom, are well worthy of the attention of the Grand Lodge, and es- 
pecially of the subordinate Lodges. 

Your Committee recommend that all that portion of the address in refer- 
ence to the union of the Grand Lodges of Canada, together with the circular of 
Bros. Tucker and Morris, which accompanies it, be referred to the Committee 
on Foreign Corrrespondence. The portion relating to the Mt. Vernon Associa- 



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45 



lion, with the circular letter of the Grand Lodge of Virginia, we recommend 
to be referred to a special Committee. And the part upon the subject Of con^ 
ferring degrees upon " strangers, sojourners, and those having no fixed place of 
residence," with the decision of the Grand Master, on the appeal from St. 
John's Lodge, No. 1, which accompanies the address, we recommend also to be 
referred to a special Committee. 

All of which is respectfully submitted) 

K. F. SLOAN, Chairman. 

The Committee on Expulsions and Suspensions submitted 
their report, which was read and adopted : 

To the Most Worshipful Grand L^dge of North Carolina : 

Your committee to whom was referred the returns of Expulsions and Sus- 
pensions from the various Lodges under your jurisdiction, beg leave to report 
that they have considered the same; and recommend, 

That the action of Perseverance Lodge, No. 59, in the case of W. L. 
Khodes, be affirmed ; that the Lodge issue notices of expulsion to the Lodges 
of the State. And as it appears said Ehodes is now living in the jurisdiction! 
of another Lodge, which, under his present good conduct, may apply to this 
Grand Lodge for his restoration to the rights and privileges of a Mason, it is re- 
spectively submitted, that, in the opinion of your Committee, he is not a fit 
subject for such high honors. 

That the action of Perseverance Lodge, No. 59, in the case of B. Y. Owens, 
is affirmed. Also same, in case of Wm. A. Harwick, affirmed. 

That the case of N. Nolen, from Dan Eiver Lodge, No. 129, does not come 
tip in regular form. It has no seal, and is not properly prepared or the trial 
properly conducted. Your Committee would remark that they have been in- 
formed a neighboring Lodge denies the right of Dan Eiver Lodge to try this 
brother, he belonging to Yancey ville Lodge, but living within the jurisdiction 
of Dan Eiver Lodge. It is the opinion of your Committee, after a careful ex- 
amination of masonic law, that the brethren of Yanc^yville Lodge are wrong. 
"We recommend to our brethren of Dan Eiver Lodge, that they have anew trial 
in due form. 

Also, the action of Eadiance Lodge, No. 132, in case of W. H. Caswell, be 
affirmed. 

That the action of Mount Lebanon Lodge, No. Ill, in the case of Jno. G. 
Mumford, be affirmed. 

That in the action of Hiram. Lodge, No. 40, in case of W. M. Barbee. charges 
are sustained, but transcript is in irregular form, and has no seal, therefore sent 
back to Lodge to come up anew, 

That the actidn of Fellowship Lodge, in the cases of J. ISTowell, Wm. B. 
Lee, and Duncan McPherson, be affirmed. 

That the action of Eadiance Lodge, No. 132, in case of S. B. Turnage, be 
affirmed ; and as it appears that said Turnage has left this State, is now prob- 



46 PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 

ably in New York, that he is a very unworthy man, therefore your Cpmmit^ 
tee recommend that the Secretary of the subordinate Lodge, be instiucted 
to advertise said Turnage in some well circulated journal. 

That the action ot Widow Son's Lodge, No. 75, in the case of W. E. Gor- 
don, be affirmed. 

That the action of Siloam Lodge, No. 178, in case of Wells Sutherland be 
affirmed. 

That the action of Belmont Lodge, No. 108, in the case of A. P. Hightower, 
and B. 4 . Hunter, be affirmed. 

That the action of Phoenix Lodge, No, 8, in the case of Jas. McPherson, be 
affirmed. 

That the case of J. J. Johnson, Lewis T. Teague, Wm. J. Teague, from Eocky 
Eiver, No. 159, are not in reerular form, and are without seals ; therefore your 
Committee report that they be sent back to come anew. 

That the action of Mocksville Lodge, No. 134, in the case of Bedford Brown, 
be affirmed. 

That the proceedings of Lafayette Lodge, No. 83, in the case of Elijah 
Beasly, are regular, with the exception of not having a seal, but your com- 
mittee are of opinion that the punishment (reprimand) is by no means suffi- 
cient for such an offence (whipping his wife,) therefore your committee do 
not affirm the decision of the lodge, but recommend a more severe punish- 
ment by the lodge. That the proceedings oi Lafayette Lodge, No. 83, in the 
pase of W. C Lamberson, sre without seal, and according to the ruling of the 
committee they are not regular, although they think the punishment was just. 
The lodge is instructed to send up a similar transcript with a seal. That the 
proceedings of Lafayette Lodga. No. 83, in case of Elijah Beasly for violation 
of masonic promise, is without seal, though they approve the punishment. 

That the action of Blackmer Lodge, No 127, in the cases of W. M. Bal- 
lard, J. B. Ballard, George M. Ballard, and Pkasant P. Ballard, be affirmed. 
This case has given your committee much trouble, and they deem it not im- 
proper to state to your august body an abstract of the evidence in the case. 
It seems that one JD. B. Allen, a member of Carolina Lodge, and in its juris- 
diction, clandestinely married the daughter of Ja°. M. Lilly, and that W. M. 
Ballard, J. B. Ballard, Geo. M Ballard aDd Pleasant P. Balhtrd, assisted him, 
more or less, in doing so. Said Ballards being members of, and in the juris- 
diction of Blackmer Lodge, No. 127, were tried, found guilty and punished 
more or less severely. 

Another case of much importance to the harmony of the craft and which 
has occupied much of the time of your committee and given them much trou- 
ble, is from Franklinton Lodge, No 123, being sundry charges brought against 
Bro. J. M. Stone by Bro. J. J. Moore, of which the lodge acquitted Bro. 
Ston^, and Bro. Moore feeling himself aggrieved, appealed to your Most Wor? 
shipful Body. This case would have been immediately dismissed without any 
further attention, as it did not come up in proper form, but as the case seems 
%o have produced much dissatisfaction and ill feeling in the lodge, your conu 



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xnittee have deemed it right to entertain it. "We learn from the witnesses, 
and evidence before us, that this case has been fors ome time before the lodge j 
that in December last a charge was tried which had been preferred against J. 
M. Stone by J. J. Moore, and said J. M. Stone was acquitted by not guilty 
19, g-uilty 9. That at the hf>xt meeting the minutes of this trial were not 
adopted, and still stand unadopted. The officers are desirous of knowing what 
they shall do in reference thereto, and your committee being unable to decide, 
respectfully refer *he matter to the decision of the Most Worshipful Grand 
Master. Your committee deem it proper to recommend to the Franklinto'n 
Lodge that no further proceedings be had in the charges against Bro. S^one 
by Brother Moore ; they would further remind the Lodge that kindness among 
Masons is one of our most important duties, and that Brotherly love is one of 
the first great principles of our Order. 

That in the action of Deep Kiver Lodge, No. 164, in the case of Alfred Car- 
nan, the punishment of the Lodge is too severe. The papers are without seal ; 
your Committee, therefore, recommend that the case go back with a suggest 
tion to suspend for 12 months. The brother is charged with two other specifi- 
cations. He was tried twice ; and appeals in the first trial, after this he was tried 
a second time, and again expelled, which last proceedings your Committee deem 
irregular, as the Lodge should have waited until the action of the Grand 
Lodge was had upon it; 

Your Committee have to regret that so many Lodges seem either careless or 
ignorant of the proper form for drawing ud transcripts and keeping records. 
They would remark with high approbation, a pleasing exception to this; the 
transcript sent from Phoenix Lodge, No. 8, which we deem one of the best pre- 
pared documents that has ever come before this Most Worshipful Grand 
Lodge. 

HENRY E. COLTON, "I 

O. L. FILLY AW, I Com. 

W. H. FAUCETT. J 

The Committee on the death of the late Judge Frederick 
Nash, made the following report, which was read and unani- 
mously adopted : 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

Whereas, In the death of a great and good man, and one whose noble 
walk and honest demeanor has ever reflected credit upon our Order, whose re- 
putation is not limited to State lines, whose services for the State and his 
country are appreciated by all, whom in life it has ever been our pleasure to 
respect, it behooves us, as a Grand Lodge, to give an expression of feeling in 
regard to his decease ; therefore) 

Resolved, That in the death of Brother Frederick Nash, the Masonic Order 
has lost one of its oldest and most faithful members — a perfect and an honest 
Mason in every sense of the words. That from the constellation of great lights 
who have from time to time gathered around our altar, one of its most bril- 



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liant components has departed. That in his death a noble Mason has gone tft 
take his place as a perfect stone in that eternal temple in the Heavens, and a 
pure Christian has lei't this world of cares to take his place at the right hand of 
the Most High. 

Resolved, That in the view of this Grand Lodge, ia the death of Brother 
F. Nash, society has been deprived of a most useful member, and the State qf 
the services of an upright and righteous man. 

Resolved, That it is ever with pride we greet such men as brethren in 
our mystic art, and with a feeling of sorrow that we view their departure 
from our midst ; and with such views in our mircds, who have known him on r 
ly in the holy ties of brotherhood, or in the companionship of social life, what 
must be the sorrow in that immediate circle from which he has been torn? 
therefore, the Most "Worshipful Grand Master is requested to forward a 
copy of these resolutions to the family of the deceased, and tender them our 
sincerest sympathy in^heir great affliction. 

Resolved, That the members of this Grand Lodge wear the usual badge of 
mourning for thirty days. 

Resolved further, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the different 
newspapers in this city with a request to p lblish, and they be spread upon the 
minutes. 

HENRY E. COLTON, ) 
DANIEL COLEMAN, I Com. 
H. B. SHORT, J 

Bro. Colton submitted the following resolution, which wag 

read and adopted : 

Resolved, That the Grand Secretary *be authorized and requested to have 
printed, in the minutes o p this session of the Grand Lodge, section 6, chapter 
5th, of Mackey's Principles of Masonic Law. Also, in connection with the 
same, the Rules prescribed by the Grand Lodge, for the conduct of trials. 

In compliance with the above resolution the Grand Secretary 
inserts here 6th section of the 5th chapter of Mackey's Princi- 
ples of Masonic Law : 

"The following form embraces the most important transactions that usually 
occur during the session of a lodge, and it may serve as an exemplar, for the 
use of secretaries. 

"A regular communication of- — Lodge, No. — , was holden at— , 

on , the — day of A. L. 58 — . 

Present. Members. 

Bro. A. B , W. Master. 

it b. c , S. Warden. Bro. L. M 

u c. D , J- "Warden. M. N 

u j) e , Treasurer, N. 0 

« E. ¥ , Secretary. O. P- 

it j\ G , S. Deacon. Visitors. 

« G. H , J. Deacon. P. Q— — 

" ^ j ] } Stewards. §; f_ 

« K. L -,Tiler. S. T — 

« The Lodge was opened in due form on the third degree of Masonry. 



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" The minutes of the regular communication of were read and con- 
firmed.* 

" The committee on the petition of Mr. C. B., a candidate for initiation, re- 
ported favorably, whereupon he was balloted for and duly elected. 

" The committee on the application of Mr. D. C, a candidate for initiation, 
reported favorably, whereupon he was balloted for, and the box appearing foul, 
he was rejected. 

" The committee on the application of Mr. E. D., a candidate for initiation, 
having reported unfavorably, he was declared rejected without a ballot. 

" The petition oi Mr. F. E., a candidate for initiation, having been with- 
drawn by his friends, he was declared rejected without a ballot. 

11 A petition for initiation from Mr. G-. F., inclosing the usual amount and 
recommended by Bros. C. D. and H. I , was referred to a commit- 
tee of investigation consisting of Bros. Gr. H. , L. M , and O. 

P. — . 

" Bro. S. R., an Entered Apprentice, having applied for advancement, was 
duly elected to take the second degree ; and Bro. W. Y., a Fellow Craft, was, 
on his application for advancement, duly elected to take the third degree. 

" A letter was read from Mrs, T. V. , the widow of a Master Mason, 

when the sum of twenty dollars was voted for her relief. 

"The amendment to article 10, section 5 of th« bye-laws, proposed by Bro. 

M. iT. at the communication of , was read a third time, adopted by 

a constitutional majority, and ordered to be sent to the Grand Lodge for ap- 
proval and confirmation. 

" The Lodge of Master Masons was then closed, and a lodge of Entered Ap- 
prentices opened in due form. 

Mr, C. B., a candidate for initiation, being in waiting, was duly prepared, 
brought forward and initiated as an Entered Apprentice, he paying the usual fee. 

" The Lodge of Entered Apprentices was then closed, and a Lodge of Fel- 
low Crafts opened in due form. 

"Bro. S. R., an Entered Apprentice, being in waiting, was duly prepared, 
brought forward and passed to the degree of a Fellow Craft, he paying the 
usual fee. 

" The Lodge of Fellow Crafts was then closed, and a lodge of Master Ma- 
sons opened in due form. 

" Bro. W. Y., a Fellow Craft, being in waiting, was duly prepared, brought 
forward and raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason, he t paying the 
usual fee. 

" Amount received this evening as follows : 

Petition of Mr. G.F.,$5 
Fee of Bro. C. B., 5 
do. of Bro. S. R., 5 
do. of Bro. W. Y., 5— Total, $20 
all of which was paid over 10 the Treasurer. 

There being no further business, the lodge was closed in due form and har- 
mony. E. F , Secretary. 

Ci Such is the form which has been adopted as the most convenient mode of 
recording the transactions of a lodge. These minutes must be read at the close 
of the meeting, that the Brethren may suggest any necessary alterations or ad- 
ditions, and then at the beginning; of the next regular meeting, that the? may be 
confirmed, after which they should be transcribed from the rough Minute Booh 
in which they were first entered into the permanent Record Book of the lodge." 



* If it is an extra communication, this item of the transaction is, of course 
omitted, for minutes are only to be confirmed at regular communications. 



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PROCEEDINGS OE THE GRAND LODGE. 



The report of the Treasurer of St. John's College, was read 
and received; and it was referred to a Committee composed of 
Bros. Joseph Green, Robert B. Vance, and R. W. Best : 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina: 

The Treasurer of St. John's College begs leave to submit the following 
report : That he has received from the former Treasurer the sum of $29 01, 
and for the information of the Grand Lodge, he sets forth the items of receipts 
and disbursements of the former Treasurer, since his last annual return to this 
Grand Lodge (which should have been reported by said Treasurer) up to the date 
of his resignation. The state of said Treasurer's account, as stated by the Finance 
Committee, and adopted by the Board of Trustees, (daring the term of his 
office) from May, 1853, to April 23, 1858, inclusive, shows that he received the 
sum of $17,627 56, and disbursed the sum of $16,331 02 ; that of the amount 
of receipts $15,350 74 is subject to commissions at 5 per cent., making the 
sum of $767 53, which added to the disbursements $16,831 02, makes the sunr 
paid debit $17,598 55, which taken from the receipts $17,627 56, makes the 
balance against the former Treasurer of $29 01. 

The following shows the items of receipts and disbursements of the former 
Treasurer since his last annual report as aforesaid, as stated by said Finance 
Committee of the Board of Trustees, &c, to-wit : 

Z. M. Paschall, Treasurer of St. John's College in account with said College: 



1857. 

Dec. 10, To Cash of A. J. Jenkin's note, $100 00 

<£ Grand Treasurer, 700 00' 

1858. 

Jan'ry 16, " St. John's Lodge note, 291 20 

" T. P. Kobertson's note, 25 00 

" E. G. Eankin's note, 46 4o 

« H. P. Russell's note, 5 00 

28, lt A. Martin's note, 300 00 

Peb. 4, " St. John's Lodge, No. 1, tax, 100 00 

" 18, " Willis Lewis's bond, 100 50 

March 5, " J. J. Davis, for Sandy Creek Lodge, tax, 35 00 

" Clinton Lodge, tax, by J. J. Davis, 35 00 

Total amount received, $1,728 10' 

1857. 

De2. By Cash to L. C. Edwards, $14 11 

" 12, " " Daniel Degrottoj. 25 67 

1858. " " E. S. Thompson; 892 50 

Jan'ry 1, " " Jas. Crews, (order,) 5 90 

" " D. A. Paschall, (order,) 14 00 

" 11, " " J. E. Puller, (order,) 206 00 

" 16, " " Lewis Taylor, (order,) 83 40 

Feb. 18, u " L. A. Paschall, Eegister, 2 00 

" " T. J. Hicks, (order,) 91 38 

April 17, " " Ealeigh Eegister, 8 00 

" 23, " " Postage on notice to Trustees, 40 



Total disbursements, $1,343 36 



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The foregoing receipts and disbursements are included in the said settlement 
referred to by said Finance Committee, and it is due to suggest, in justice to 
the former Treasurer, that we presume for that reason he did not tlrnk it 
necessary to make a report to the Grand Lodge,' having had his accounts ap- 
proved by the Board of Trustees. Since that time he has removed to the 
S.ate of Florida. 

K. J. Mitchell, Treasurer of St. John's College in account with said College : 
1858. 

June I, To Cash of former Treasurer, $29 01 

"11, " Subscription from Jerusalem Lodge, 75 00 

it it ti ^ ax ti a u 25 00 

" 15, " " Mill Creek Lodge, 18 00 

« « i: " Delk Lodge, 10 00 

" " " l * Knap of Eeeds Lodge, 60 00 

" 20, " « Lincoln Lodge, 30 00 

* 26, " J. D. Smith, Agent, 300 00 

Aug. 10, " Pine Forest Lodge, (tax,) 12 00 

" " « Forestville Lodge, (tax,) 13 50 

" juyman Latham, (note,) 10 "70 

Sept. 1, " Sundry notes used in pay't of J. E. Fuller's order, 567 77 

Nov. 6, " Tusearora Lodge, No. 122, 54 00 



1858. 

June 15, By Cash paid Daniel Degrotte, $136 60 

" " Postage, 20 

June 28, '5 " J. H. Gooch, Sheriff, (ex'n,) 311 20 

Aug. 10, " f« John Berry, 10 70 

Sept. 1, " " J. E. Fuller's order, 569 77 

" " Postage, 1 82 

Oct. 27, " " John Berry, 58 75 

" " Z. M. Paschall for K. C. Maynard, 10 00 

By commission on $1,204 98 at 2% per cent., 24 09 



$1,204 98 



$1,123 13 

Amount received, $1,204 98 

Amount paid out, 1,121 13 



Dec. 6, To balance in Treasury, • $83 85 

Kespectfully and Fraternally submitted', 

E. J. MITCHELL, 

Treasurer of St. John's College. 

The following Committees on the Grand Master's Communi- 
cation were appointed : 

On Communication from Bros. Tucker and Morris. — Bros. 
Robert B. Vance, Daniel Coleman, and Jas. T. Littlejohn. 

On that part relative to Sojourners and decision of Grand 
Master on Appeal.-~Bro. W. J, Stanly and H. C. Lucas. 



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The Grand Master made the following additional appoint^ 
ments : 

Bro. Jno* F. Howlett, Grand Marshall. 
" W. J. Stanly, " Sword Bearer. 

" C. Clarke, " Pursuivant. 

The Rev. Bro. John F. Speight, was appointed Grand Chap- 
lain for the ensuing year. 

Bro. L. C. Taylor appointed Bro. T. L. Hargrove, his proxy 
for Tuscarora Lodge, No. 122. 

Bro. Jas. Howard, appointed Bro. E. F. Christian, his proxy 
for Pee Dee Lodge, No. 150. 

Bro. S. B. Skillett appointed Bro* Joseph Green his proxy 
for Hiram Lodge, No. 98. 

Bro. William H. Hood was appointed proxy for Rolesville 
Lodge, by Bro. Robert Jeffreys. 

Bro. N. R. Bryan, appointed Bro. J. McCormick his proxy 
for Buffaloe Lodge, No. 172. 

Bro. A. Thomas appointed Bro. J. M. Stone his proxy for 
Central Cross Lodge, No. 187. 

Called off until to-morrow 9 o'clock. 



Friday Morning, \ 
December 10, 1858. / 

"The Grand Lodge was called from refreshment to labor. 
The officers and representatives in their seats. 
On motion of Robert B. Lassiter, it was 

Resolved, That Bros. William A. Philpot, James M\ Bullock, and Dr. Thos. 
Hicks, be appointed Trustees of St. John's College, to fill vacancies. 

The Committee on Propositions and Grievances made their 
report, which was read and adopted : 



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To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

The Committee on Propositions and Grievances have had under considera- 
tion the several matters submitted to them, and respectfully report the follow- 
ing : 

In the case of Kadiance Lodge, No. 132, the Committee have been furnished 
with the certificates which go to show that they have paid the annual install- 
ments due St. John's College, by the said Lodge, one hundred and twenty dol- 
lars, for which they are not credited. The Committee recommend that the said 
Lodge be credited with the same. 

In the case of the petition of Samuel Eose, asking the Grand Lodge to in- 
terfere with Mocksville Lodge, No. 134, to compel them to grant him a demit. 
The Committee report that the evidence offered before them, in this case, is 
too indefinite and uncertain for them to come to a conclusion as to its merits ; 
and as the petitioner says he will make an issue for the next annual Commu- 
nication of this Grand Lodge, to recommend no action in this case at the pre- 
sent time. 

In the petition of the "W. M. of Eocky Eiver Lodge, No. 159, complaining 
of the action of Cane Creek Lodge, No. 142, in receiving the petition of Wm. 
Teague, for the degrees in Masonry, who, according to said petition, lives with- 
in the jurisdiction of Eocky Eiver Lodge. The Committee report that the ac- 
tion of Cane Creek Lodge, in the case, according to said petition, is without 
Warrant from the Constitution, and that Cane Creek Lodge be required to 
pay over to E. E. Lodge, the fees received by them from the said Teague. 

In the petition of Jos. C. Ferebee, from "Widow's Son Lodge, No. 15, rela- 
ting to a serious difficulty between a member of that Lodge, and a non-affiilia- 
ted Mason. "We recommend that this Grand Lodge take no action therein, 
but would suggest that if the said Lodge cannot reconcile the matter, that they 
refer it to the M. W. Grand Master, who has full jurisdiction therein. 

Resolved, That this Grand Lodge restore Joel Patrick to the rights and ben- 
ofits of Masonry, # 

The resolution of Bro. J. C. Cox, referred to us, asking "that Joel Patrick, 
expelled by Jerusalem Lodge, No. 95, be restored to all the rights and benefits 
of Masonry." The Committee report that they have taken the parol evidence 
of Bros. C. Cox, W. C. Dixon, and S. D. Pope, members of said Lodge, and 
their testimoy was so ample and satisfactory, in relation to the character and 
work of said Patrick, and of the disposition of said Lodge in the premises, that 
we recommend that the said resolution be passed. 



The report of the Committee on x^ceounts and Claims was 
fcead and adopted : 



All of Wiiich is respectfuily submitted, 




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PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

The Committee on Accounts and Claims, have examined the following ac? 
counts, and find them correct : 



Account in favor of Holden & Wilson for advertising, 


$5 00 


It u 


J. J. James & Co. for advertising, 


2 25 


it ' ' - ■ ; ft .,' 


J. W. Syme, for advertising, 


4 15 


it it 


J. W. Stevens, 


1 43 


U it 


J. M. Betts, 


5 40 


** ' - •• ~ s 


John Myatt, 


4 35 


.- <!'(•'■'■' .;■{■*•■- 'M*s>. 


C. A. Myatt, 


3 00 


' » ' « ' '• - (i ' 


N. S. Harp, G. Tyler, 


41 75 


a if 


Onas. Kuester, 


2 50 



The Commiteee recommend that the above accounts be paid. 
We also have examined the following account for lighting the Grand Lodge 
Hall with Gas, which we find correct : 
Masonic Hall, 

To Waterhouse & Bowes, Dr. 



To 1 68 feet of concealed Pipe, $50 40 

To 100 " exposed Pipe, 25 00 

To 50 " service Pipe, 12 50 

To 20 « service Pipe, 3 60 

To Meter connections, 3 00 

To 1 Chandeleir, 35 00 

To 6 Brackets, 30 00 

To 1 Pendant, 8 50 

To 3 Globes. . 6 00 

To 4 Pillars, 18 00 



$192 00 

As Hiram Lodge proposed to pay one half of the above account for Gas fix-* 
tures, we recommend the adoption of the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the Grand Lodge authorize the Grand Treasurer to pay one 
half ($91 00) of the above account. 

The Committee would state that the whole amount of Accounts and Claims 
presented for their examination, is $166 43. 

Bespectfully submitted, 

JOHN F. HOWLETT, Chairman. 

Bro. W. J.. Stanly, from the Committee on Seals, made the 
following report, which was read and adopted : 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina: 

The Committee to whom was referred the subject of supplying subordinate 
lodges with seals, submit the following : 



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Resolved, That we deem it of great importance to secure regularity and neat- 
ness in communications ; that each subordinate lodge in this jurisdiction, be 
supplied with a seal ; and that it is surely to be deprecated, that this matter 
has not been attended to. 

Resolved, That chartered lodges be urged at once, to remedy this defect ; and 
that the Grand Secretary be instructed to aid such lodges in procuring seals, 
forthwith. 

In regard to the resolution submitted to said Committee, relative to supply- 
ing lodges applying for Charters, with seals, your Committee are of opinion 7 
that an arrangement can be made, by the Grand Secretary, with John C. 
Palmer, Esq., of this city, or some other suitable person, so that any number of 
seals required, may be readily obtained, at short notice, from the Grand Secre- 
tary : thereforp, 

Resolved, That the 8th section of the 3d article of the by-laws of the Grand 
Lodge be so amended as to read thus : u Every dispensation granted, must be 
returned to the Grand Lodge at its ensuing session, together with a copy of 
• the by-laws of the new lodge, and attested transcript of its proceedings, a list o f 
efficers and members ; " a fee of ten dollars for a charter, also a sufficient sum 
to procure such a seal, as said lodge may desire, for which a charter and seal 
shall be granted if so ordered by the Grand Lodge. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. J. STANLY, Chairman. 
The report c f the Committee on Keturns from Subordinate 
Lodges, was read and adopted : 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

The Committee on Keturns and Communications from Subordinate Lodges? 
beg leave to submit the following report— that they have examined the Keturns 
of the following lodges, and find them correct : 

Townsville, No. 182 ; St. John's, No. 1 ; Carolina, No. 141 ; Phalanx. No. 
131 ; Central Cro=s, No. 187 ; St. John's, No 96 ; Greensboro', No. 76 ; War- 
ren, No. 101 ; Franklinton, No. 123 ; Blackmer, No. 127 ; Tuscarora, No. 122; 
Lincoln', No. 137 ; J>lk, No. 171 ; Scotch Ireland, No. 154 ; Palmyra, No. 147; 
St. John's, No. 3; Phoenix, No. 8 ; WentWorth, No. Ill; Pulton, No. 89; 
Mocksville, No. 134; Sandy Creek, No. 185; Archer, No. 165; Kolesville, 
No. 156 ; Yadkin, No. 162 ; Clinton. No. 124 ; Widow's Son, No. 75 ; Hi- 
ram, No. 98 ; Orr, No. 104 ; Jerusalem, No. 95 ; Wake Porest, No. 97 ; Per- 
severance, No. 59 ; Ho^ly Springs, No. 115 ; White Stone, 155 ; Zion, No. 81 ; 
Pair Bluff, No. 190 ; Kadiance, No. 132 ; Mill Creek, No. 125 ; Koyal White 
Heart, No. 2; W. K. Davie, No. 37; Black Kock, No. 135; Mt. Lebanon, 
No. 117 ; Perquimans, No. 106 ; Carthage, No. 181. 

The returns of the following Lodges are correct, except the certificate and 
signature of the Secretary, which are wantmg : 

Adoniram, No. 149; Fellowship, No. 84 ; Winston, No. 167 ; Logan, No. 
121 ; Lafayette, No. 179. s 
The returns from the following lodges are deficient for want of seals : 

Beaumont, No. 160 ; Mt. Vernon, No. 143 ; Deep Kiver, No. 164 ; German- 
toa, No. 116 ; Leaksvillc, No. 136; George Washington, No. 174; Morning* 



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Star, No. 85 ; Mt. Pleasant, No. 157 ; Taylorsville, No. 189 ; Alamance, No, 
133 ; Columbus, No. 102 ; Dan Kiver, No. 129 ; Mt. Energy, No. 140 ; Cald- 
well, No. 180 ; Knap of Eeeds, No. 159 ; Skewarkee, No. 90 ; Sunsbury, No. 
126 ; Mount Carmel, No. 153 ; Burnsville, No. 192 ; Mount Hermon, No. 
118; Junaluskee, No. 145; Enfield, No, 188; St. Albans, No. 144; Eocky 
Eiver, No. 159; Kilwinning, No. 64; Emmaus, No. 161; Pine Forest, No, 
186; Pleasart Hill, No. 168 ; Pollocksville, No. 1*75 ; Granite, No. 195; Mt. 
Moriah, No 82; Unanimity, No. 7 ; Pee Doe, No. 150 ; St. John's, No. 110 ; 
KiDg Solomon's, No. 138 ; Lafayette, No. 83. 

The following Lodges are wanting in the Secretary's certificate and signa- 
ture and seals : 

Charity, No. 5; Jordan, No. 184; Concord, No. 59 ; Person, No. 113 ; Buf- 
falo, No. 172 ; Cane Creek, No. 142 ; Mecklenburg, No. 176 ; St. Paul's, No. 
166; Chalmers, No. 151; Balfour, No. 188; Taylor, Bo. 144; Union, No. 173; 
Centre Grove, No. 183 ; Marlboro', No. 177 ; Eagle, No. 71 ; Clinton, No. 107.' 

Your Committee to whom was referred the by-laws of Phoenix Lodge, No. 
8, ask leave to report that they have examined the same, and find that they 
conform to the requirements of the Grand Lodge, and are in every respect an 
excellent set of by-laws. 

We have been thus explicit in pointing out the defects in returns, in order 
that the Lodges may know in what particular their returns were deficient, and 
avoid them in the future. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

H. B. SHOET, Chairman. 

The report of the Committee on Uniformity of Work, Grand 
Lecturers, &c, was read : 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

The Committee to whom was referred the subject of securing a uniformity 
in the "Work and Lectures of the Craft — fixing compensations of Lecturers, 
<&c, in this State — submit the following: 

Resolved, That the present plan of dividing the State into three Grand Lec- 
turers' Districts, be continued ; and that the Grand Master be requested to se-* 
lect zealous and well informed brethren to fill those appointments. 

Resolved, That it be, and is hereby made obligatory upon brethren accept- 
ing tbe appointment of Grand Lecturer, to meet the Grand Master at an early 
day, and confer with him as to the work of this Grand Lodge. 

Resolved, That as a compensation to the Grand Lecturers, each subordinate 
Lodge in the jurisdiction be required to contribute, for that purpose, the fees 
received from one candidate during the Masonic year — say $20— and tbat when 
a lodge shall fail to receive fees in that way, to that amount, the Grand Lodge 
shall make up the deficiency. 

Resolved, That the Grand Lecturer shall visit every Lodge in his District, 
and instruct the members thereof in the proper work, and that he shall receive 
for his services, of the funds provided for in reso^tion No. 3. his proportionate 
part of said fund, according to the number of lodges in his District, (provided 
he lectures before each lodge, at least one week, if necessary,) deducting from 
his salary twenty dollars for every lodge he fails to instruct ; and should sai d 
Grand Lecturer fail to visit any Lodge, said lodge be exempt fromsaid tax of $20. 



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PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 57 



Resolved, That it is important in the f election of .TU-trict Deputy Grand 
Masters, 10 ^e!ect biethren who a:e no.eJ f-r their attive efforts to promote the 
welfare of Masonry : men who ate qualified to instruct in he Wo i< and Lec- 
tures and toi£ive intelligent opinions up >n MaSonio law. &c , and that they be 
instructed to confer wiih then- Gran t Lecturer, touching those matters, and 
to visit every lodge in their several District , at least once in the year. 

Resoived, That so much of the report of the Committee on the work of the 
Masonic Lectures of the State, as rehvos to the compensation of Grand Lec- 
turers, be spreidupon the minutes, and made the special order on Tuesday 
evening of t^e nex Grand Communication, and the balance of the report bo 
received and adopted. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

K. B. VANCE, ) 
JOS. GKEEN, I Com. 

JNO. F. HO W LETT, J 

The report on circular of Bros. Tucker and Morris, on the 
Grand Lodge of Canada, was read and adopted : 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

The Committee to whom was referred the circular^etter of Bros. Philip C. 
Tucker, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Vermont, and Robert Morris, 
Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky, concerning the 
union of the Grand Lodge of Canada and the " Ancient Grand Lodge " of 
Canada, submit the following : 

Resolved, That it is highly gratifying to the ma?onic heart to learn of the 
happy aojustmer>t of difficulties among brethren, harmony being actually 
necessary to trie prosperity ot any body, and especially to our iratern'ty. 

Resolved, That whil^ we rej-ice ti at our b etrmn of Canada have become 
reconciled to each oil er, that we decline to interfere in the dispute between 
the Grand Lodge of England and its subordinate in Canada. 

Resolved, That when at' matters in dispute between the Grand Lodge of 
England and Uiat of Canada shall be settled either by a recognition of the 
Grand Lodge ol Canada, o» ih • part of the Grand Lodge of England, or a 
return of the to m- r to her allegiance, we will be ha> py to recognize our bieth» 
ren of that Province, and to < pen communication with then) ; and 'hat we 
fully concur in the report of our Grand Master concerning masonry in Canada, 
Respectfully submitted, 

E. B. VANCE, 1 

J AS. T. L LIT LE JOHN, I Com. 

DANL COLEMAN. j 

Bro. Robert W. Lassiter submitted the following preamble 
and resolution, which was read and adopted : 

"Wheheas, It's of great importance th»t the information relative to tbefU 
nancial condition of St. John's College, should be put in a condensed form and 
stated to this Grand Lodge, it is therefore requested by the Trustee?, that this 
preamble and following resolutions he adopted : 

Resolved, That the M. W. Grand Master appoint some suitable person, 
■whose duty it snail be to Yisit Oxford, and examine the books, subscriptions^ 

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



bonds, notes, accounts, and everything appertaining to the financial conditio^ 
of the College, and to state the same in a condensed form in as plain a manner 
as practicable, embracing all accounts from the organization of the Board, and 
report the same to the next Grand Lodge. 

Resolved, That said persons may have access to the proceedings of this Grand 
Lodge, for such information as may be useful in assisting him in the above 
work. 

Resolved, That the expenses of said pers©n be paid, and a suitable compensa- 
tion be allowed to him, and the same be paid by the Treasurer of St. John's 
College. 

The Committee on that part of the Grand Master's Commu> 
nication, relative to Sojourners, made the following report^ 
which was read and adopted : 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of NorthCarolina : 

The Committee to whom was referred that portion of our M. W. Grand 
Master's address relative to Sojourners, &c, have had the same under conside- 
ration, and regret that it was not given to them at an earlier period of this ses- 
sion, but this regret is much alleviated by the fact that the committee have in 
their possession papers referring to this matter. We allude to the opinion of 
our M. W. Grand Master in an appeal from St. John's Lodge, No. 1. The 
able and lucid manner in which the subject is treated in this decision have sa 
impressed your committee that they recommend the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the opinion of our M. W. Grand Master in the appeal from 
St. John's Lodge, No. 1, be received by this Grand Lodge, confirmed, and 
spread on the minutes, and that it also be incorporated in the by-laws for the 
government of subordinate lodges. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

W. J. STANLY, \ r 
H. C. LUCAS, j^ om ' 

To the Worshipful Master, Wardens, and Brethren 

of St. John's Lodge, No. 1 : 

The appeal from the decision of the Master of your lodge at your last meet- 
ing, was, upon two points, which I shall proceed to state as they have been 
presented, with my views upon each in turn. 

The appellant takes the ground in this case : 1st. " That it is not in the power 
of the Worshipful Master, at a regular meeting, to appoint a special meeting 
to receive and act upon a petition for degrees." 

The 8th section of article 4th of the by-laws of the Grand Lodge provides 
that " no business can be transacted at an extra meeting other than that for 
which it was called. Nor can such meeting receive petitions, ballot, or engage- 
in any other business effecting the general interest of the craft. The presence 
of grand officers warrant exceptions." The first clause in this section would 
seem to imply the right to transact any business for which such meeting was 
called, but the clause immediately succeeding, innumerates particular things, 
that such a lodge cannot lawfully do, among which is the receiving and bal- 



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59 



loting on petitions. Under this rule, therefore, no lodge can lawfully receive 
or act upon a petition for degrees at a special meeting, except under two con- 
ditions : the first of which is contained in the rule itself, and the other is the 
dispensation of the Grand Master or his Deputy. The action contemplated 
by the call of such meeting, being a violation of masonic law, it is clearly not 
in the legal power of the master to call the meeting, unless it be sustained by 
the conditions that authorise the contemplated action. 

The further grounds of appeal, are, 2d. " That it is irregular for a lodge to 
receive a petition for degrees, from one claiming no fixed or permanent resi- 
dence, for the reason that such reception is contrary to the general usages of 
Masonry j the expressed sentiments of our own Grand Lodge, and of the 12th 
section of the 4th article of the Grand Constitution." 

I am not aware that the Grand Lodge has ever made, or intended to make 
any distinction between the class referred to in this case, and those usually de- 
nominated sojourners j nor do I know of any good reason why she should. — 
The party claiming no particular place as a residence, is, in my judgment, as 
much a sojourner, wherever he applies for the honors of Masonry, as he who 
hails from an acknowledged jurisdiction, would or should be considered, if he 
made application in any other. The one is a sojourner wherever he may ap- 
ply, and the other anywhere out of his own jurisdiction. Aside from the tri- 
fling amount of the fee involved, of which, in one case we might deprive a sis- 
ter lodge, and which, for aught we know, she may have already rejected, there 
.can be but little difference in the character of the two petitioners. In one 
case we might send a man to a particular jurisdiction, with Masonic claims of 
which he is utterly unworthy ; and in the other, turn such & one loose upon 
the Masonic world at large. 

The Grand Lodge has never failed to condemn, in the most emphatic terms, 
whenever the subject was presented, the practice — common at one time, but 
for the last few years, almost universally denounced as wrong in principle, and 
most pernicious in its consequences — of conferring the degrees upon sojourners 
or strangers. A committee of the Grand Lodge of 1852, quotes the following 
from the proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky : 

" Our attention has been called to the existence of a practice which has pre- 
vailed to some extent in the United States, that of receiving and acting upon 
petitions, &c, of transient persons, not considered within the jurisdiction of the 
subordinate or Grand Lodge, under which it works. Most of the Grand Lodges, 
whose proceedings we have examined, are opposed to the exercise of this pow- 
er." The committee then go on to deprecate the practice, not because of the 
infringement of jurisdictional rights alone; but because of the impossibility of 
obtaining a sufficient knowledge of the character and qualifications of the ap- 
plicant, and the consequent danger of forcing upon the Masonic world, a per- 
son unworthy of its confidence. These sentiments were approved and adopted 
by our Grand Lodge. 

If we admit the right to entertain such petitions as that named in the ap- 
peals, the lodge must then be governed by the existing regulations in regard to 



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PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



all applicants. She must know that 'he applicant " L a person of good rpport, 
that he is fr^e-born, andoflawful age, that he has some trade, estate or office — 
some occupation or visible m< ans of acquiring an honest livel hood — and work- 
ing in his craft as becomes the memb rs of this ar,cie r >t and h< norable fraterni- 
ty, and who ought not only to earn what is sufficient for himself and fam- 
ily, but something to sp r nd for charity, and ihe supp irt and dignity of the 
Royal Art." Th-^e are the p e-requi<i!es required by the ancient constitu- 
tions; a^d to assume that all t^ese could be known to be in t^e possesion of 
one who is an entire s'ranger, sojourning for a brief season in ihe jurisdic- 
tion, and of whom the members, probably, never Iiecvd bsfo/e, is an absurdity 
too monstr us for credulity itself t<> admit 

This ignorance of the \ re-iequi.-ites of candidal es has always been considered, 
by rur Grai d Lodere. one of tne strongest umunn S () f objection to the admis- 
sion of s-trangers. The Grand Lo^ge of Illinois, a-id I believe of several other 
States, requires a re-idence oi twelve months in the jurisdiction, as a necessary 
qualification. It will doubtless be eoi'tended that, by the applieation of su< ha 
rule, to persons who.^e professions preclude the idea or possibility of a fixed 
place of abode, we m'ght keep many wor.hy men out of the imtitution. which, 
besid s being an injury to it, wou'd be a preat wrong to them. In regard to the 
first objection, we m»y simply rei ly, that in every relation of life, we are under 
the necessity of making some sacrifices for our secur ty and protection, and 
th^t is o e ot the saT fi e- that masons mu c t make for the t roUction of the in- 
stitution ; to the jther, t*"at as c'tiz o' ihe «or d they have no rights in the 
institution ; we are, thereh r> , der rising .hem of n< thn g. 

The anc ent constitution requires that everv f=ppl!c..nt must be "free 
born, of sufficient endowments an 1 the senses "f a man," &c, and a rejection 
for the lack of the e pre- retinites wo i!d n >i be eon-idered as an act of injus- 
tice to the applicant. If the framers of our laws thought it no wrong to ex- 
clude those who, by the a t of God, were deficient in . some of the prerequi- 
sites, how can we con-ider i f ur just or wronsr to exclude those wno voluntarily 
assume and practice a profession or calli'it? that p ac°s it out of the power of 
any lodge to apply the test as to their [ re-requisites. It is simply <heir misfor- 
tune, and ours ai«o, if they are wor hv, j-o tha r th^re we are equal. As there 
is nothing in the statutes o our Grand JL.dge | roh hiting in express and posi- 
tive terms, th^ c mfernng of degrees upon sojourners or strangers, except 
such as other lodge* may have jurisd c ional claims up<>n, I have thought it 
proper to gi T e, in ertenso* the e< ur.-e of rea oning hy which I have arrived at 
the cor.c u^ion, that no lodge can | roperly confer the honors of masonry upon 
a stranger, sojourner, or person having no fixed or permanent place of abode 
or residence. # 

The 12th section of ar'ic'e 4th of the Grand Constitution has reference ex- 
clusively to jurisdictional right-, and, therefore, does not apply to this case as 
described in ihe appellants grounds of appeal. 

Respectfully, 

A. MARTIN, Grand Master. 



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61 



Bro. William H. Hood submitted the annexed resolution, 

which was read an 3 adopted: 

Resolved, That hereafter at each Grand Communication of this Grand 
Lodge, that f t each day of the meeting o! the lodge th< - crocary shall call 
thi "roll of D^'le^ates, so as to ascertain the number arid names of those in 
attendance a* well as the ahs» ntees of the Delegates from the respective lodges, 
and that the absentees be recorded by the Grand Secretary. 

On motion, it was 

Resolve!, That B^o. E. B. Vance be reqnested to deliver an address in be- 
half* «.f St. John's College, on Wednesday of the Annual Communication 
of 1859. 

Bro. A. A. Harbin submitted the following resolution, which 
was read and adopted : 

Res '>lved, That the Gmnd Secretary be required to have the proceedings of 
the Grand Lodye published <md transmitted to the several subordinate Lodges 
withm t wo mo ths f.o o th° clo-ing of th<- Grand Lodge, and sum up at the 
end of the proceed ipjjts, in a summa-y form, the number of affiliating andnon- 
athiiating masons, and the number of working lodges in the State. 

The report of the Committee on the Report of the Treasurer of 
St. John's College, was r ad and adopted: 

To the Most Worshipful Grand. L'dge of North Carolina : 

The Commit ee on the report of Bro. R. J. Mitthell, Treasurer of St. John's 
College, submit the following : 

We have exa uim d the accounts of Bro. Mitchell, Treasurer, irom June 1, 
1858, to date, and find the same correct ; that he received (including balance 
from form- r Traa.urer of $29 01,) $1,204 98, and has paid out $1,123 13, 
leaving balance in bis hands of $83 85 'ounded on proper vouchers. 

Your committee further report, that being appointed at so late a period of 
the present session of the Grand Lodge, time is not afforded to examine the 
accounts of the former Treasurers, nor is it now deemed necessary, a preamble 
and resolution of the Grand Lodge having already been submitted and 
adopted, to the effect that the Grand Master appoint a good accountant to 
audit *he financial affairs of St. John's College, from its formation to the pres- 
ent time, to report to the next Annual Grand Communication. 

The committee beg to be excused from lurther duty. 
Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH GREEN, 1 

R. B. VANCE, I Com. 

R. VV. BEST, J 

The Committee on Education made their report, which was 
read and adopted : 



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PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



iPo the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

The Committee on Education beg leave to submit the following report : 

Your Committee have not been able to obtain from the delegates of the su- 
bordinate lodges, full reports of the schools under their charge, but have labor- 
ed under the same disadvantages of former committees appointed by this Grand 
Body, upon this subject ; but meagre reports of masonic schools have been 
handed to us. Why this is the case, we are unable to say. The following 
Institutions of learning are in operation, and bid fair to do credit to the lodges 
under whose control they are : 

The Knap of Keeds Male Academy, under the management of Knap of 
Keeds Lodge, we are pleased to learn is in a prosperous condition. E. G. Moore 
is Principal ; and in connection with the academy, is a regular boarding house 
for the accommodation of young men who may patronize the institution. 

Mount Energy Academy, Granville county, under the control of Mount 
Energy Lodge, is also doing good service for the cause of Education. About 40 
students, with W. H. P. J enkins as Principal. This lodge has no regular board- 
ing house for the pupils attending the same, but good board m private families 
can be obtained convenient to the school. 

Koxborough Masonic Classical Institute, at Koxborough, we Jearn, has about 
50 students, with Kev. J. H. Brent, as Principal. This school, the Committee 
learns, promises to do much good. They have a building worth about $2000, 
with a good Philosophical apparatus ; and the Trustees propose to educate some 
pupils free of charge, when recommended to them by their sister lodges. 

The Masonic Institute at Germanton, your Committee have heard nothing 
from, but suppose that the school at this place is not now in operation. 

Your Committee are not aware that it is required at their hands to say any- 
thing in regard to St. John's College, as that has been brought before your 
Grand Body, by the Trustees of the same. 

In conclusion, we would say that we are sorry so little irfterest is taken by 
the subordinate lodges in the cause of education. Educating the youth of the 
country is a subject, around which linger the most proud and exulting 
thoughts ; and there is nothing more important than educating and preparing 
the rising generation of the country for usefulness. 

It has been truly said that ignorance is the mother of vice, of bigotry, of 
superstition, and all the baser works of the flesh, and is the destroyer of the 
happiness of one-half of the human family ; therefore it becomes us as masons 
to do our duty in this great and noble work, for as intelligence in any com- 
munity increases, in an equal or greater proportion will masonry increase. 
All of which is respectfully submitted, 

E. F. WATSON, Chairman. 

Called off until this evening 3 o'clock. 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



63 



Friday Evening, 1 
December 10, 1858. / 

The Grand Lodge was called from refreshment to labor. 
The officers and representatives in their seats. 
On motion of Bro. Joseph Green, it was 

Resolved, That the Grand Secretary receive a salary of two hundred and 
fifty dollars per annum for his services. 

Bro. Jas. T. Littlejohn, chairman of the Committee on For- 
eign Correspondence, submitted the following supplemental re- 
port, which was read and adopted : 

To^he Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of North Carolina : 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence beg leave to submit the follow - 
iDg additional report : . 

Amongst the correspondence which I have already reported upon, a com- 
munication from the Grand Lodge of Mississippi, of the 23d October, 1857, 
bringing to our notice various acts of imposture by a person calling himself 
Jules Fuger, and pretending to be a mason from "3 Axes Lodge, Number 
614, Havre, France," was inadvertently overlooked. To one brother he rep- 
resented himself by said name, and to another by the name Dr. J ules DeDre- 
moran. 

This communication is herewith submitted and the following resolution is 
also submitted and recommended to be adopted and spread upon the minutes : 

Resolved, That we thank our sister Grand Lodge of the State of Mississippi, 
for her communication notifying us of various acts of imposture by one Jules 
Fuger alias Dr. Jules DeDremoran, pretending to be a mason from " 3 Axes 
Lodge, Number 614, Havre, France," and that we will gladly reciprocate this 
kindness in all like cases. 

Kespectfully and Fraternally submitted, 

JAMES T. LITTLEJOHN, 
Chairman of Com. of Foreign Correspondence. 

The following Committees were appointed : 

On Jurisprudence. — -Bros. P. W. Fanning, and R. G. Rankin ? 
Wilmington, N. C. ; and Dr. Wm. G. Hill, Raleigh, N. C. 

On Printing Proceedings. — Bros. Wm. G. Hill, C. W. D„ 
Hutchings, and William T. Bain. 

The M. W. Grand Master appointed the following Brothers 
Grand Lecturers for 1859 : 



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PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



Bro. R. B. Vance, of Asheville, for the Western District. 

" Calvln Cox, of Greenville, " Eastern " 
Bro. Daniel Coleman presented the annexed resolution which 
was read and adopted : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Gr and Lockce be, and are hereby tendered 
to the officers of such Railroad Companies a* have kindly given its members 
return tickets over their respective roads. 

The Grand Lodge having finished all the business submitted 
for its consideration, was closed in ample form, until the first 
Monday in December, 1859, being the 5th day of Month. 

WILLIAM T. BAIN, 

Grand Secretary. 



Note. — Lodges which are without Jewels and Seals can be 
furnished with them by applying to Mr. John C. Palmer, of 
this city. 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



65 



RULES 

For the Government of Subordinate Lodges in Masonic Trials. 



1. The accusation must be made in writing over the signature of a Master 
Mason, and handed to the Secretary to be read in open Lodge, and be spread 
upon the minutes, after which the accused shall be served with an attested copy 
of the charges and specifications, together with a notice through the Post Office 
or otherwise, at least ten days before the day of trial, to appear and answer, 
and should his place of residence be at a distance, or he require more time to 
prepare for defence, a reasonable time may be allowed. If the residence of 
the accused be unknown, or he fai's to appear or to show satisfactory cause for 
delav of proceedings, then and in that case theL odge may proceed to examine 
the charges ex-parte. » 

2. The examination of the charges shall be had in a Master Mason's Lodge, 
especially notified and convened for that purpose, at which no visitors shall be 
admitted, except as counsel or witnesses, and the Lodge must be called off du- 
ring the necessary presence of such persons, if they be not Master Masons. 

3. The accused may select his own counsel, and the witnesses shall testify on 
their honor. Hearsay evidence must be excluded. If testimony be taken out 
of the Lodge, the accused, if he answer or appear, shall be duly notified of the 
time and place where such evidence will be taken, that he may have an op- 
portunity of being present. 

4. No irrelevant questions or testimony shall be allowed in the examination 
of witnesses. The Master may conduct the examination on behalf of the 
Lodge, or it may appoint a committee for that purpose, and the questions to, as 
well a& the answers by the witnesses, must be carefully noted down, read, and 
if necessary, amended in their presence, and then spread upon the minutes. 

5. "When the examination is closed, the accused shall then be heard in de- 
fence, either in person or through his counsel, after which all who are not 
members of the Lodge shall retire, and if during the examination it shall have 
been called off, the Lodge must then be called on. 

6. The question, guilty or not guilty, shall be put to the Lodge, upon each 
separate specification, which a majority of the members present shall deter r 
mine by ballot, and if the accused be found guilty of any one or more of the 
charges or specifications, then the penalty shall be determined in like manner, 
taking the question upon the highest penalty, (expulsion) first, a vote of two- 
thirds of the members present, being necessary to expel or suspend. The par- 
ticular charges or specifications upon which the accused shall be found guilty, 
together with the sentence determined upon, must be spread upon the minutes, 

7. A brother feeling himself aggrieved by the decision of the Subordinate 
Lodge, shall have the right of an appeal to the Grand Lodge, he having given 
due and timely notice to the Subordinate Lodge of his intention so to appeal 
from its decision, and the Secretory of said Lodge, if required, shall furnish 
him with a copy of all the proceedings touching his case. 

When a Subordinate Lodge shall expel or suspend a brother, all the pro- 
ceedings, embracing the charges, specifications, evidence on both sides, verdict 
upon each charge or specification, and the sentence, shall be sent up, under the 
seal of the Lodge, and* attested by the Secretary , s at the ensuing meeting of the 
Grand Lodge, for examination. 

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66 PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGEi 

AMOUNT OF DUES 



Paid by the Subordinate Lodges to the Grand Lodge of North 



Carolina for 1858, and other 


years' » 




St. John's, 


No. 


, 


<3>lo uu 


Royal White Hart, 






15 00 


St. John's, 






15) UU 


L-narity, 


u 


5 > 


10 UU 


Unanimity, 




h 
*i 


1 H Art 
10 UU 


Phoenix, 




Q 
°> 


15 00 


American George, 




i7 > 


1 ^ AA 
A 0 Uu 


Phalanx, 




Si, 


1 n An 
10 UU 


Stokes, 




oo 
6£ t 


1 K AA 
10 UU 


William xv. l^avie,' 


u 


Of, 


T- AA 
10 UU 


Hiram, 


a 


.h a 
4U, 


1 Pi AA 
10 UU 


Concord, 


n 


58 


15 00 


Perseverance, 




59 


15 00 


Kilwinning, 




D *> 


15 00 


"Widow's Son, 




75, 


1 P» AA 
AO UU 


Greensboro', 


tt 




1 f\ AA 
AO UU 


Sharon, 


ti 


*7S 
' Oj 


1 P» AA 
AO UU 


Zion, 




81, 


TP» AA 

AO UU 


Mount Moriahy 


tc 


oZ, 


1 P» AA 

A O UU 


Layfayette, 


(( 


QO 
OO, 


1 K AA 
A O UU 


Fellowship, 






15 00 


Morning Star, 


(t 


ftp; 

00, 


15 00 


Enfield, 




oo, o i ana oo, 


Oft Aft 
OU UU 


Skewarkee, 




QA 


15 00 


^Western Star, 


tt 


yi, ior 100 t , 


15 00 


Joseph Warren, 


tt 


9J, 


1 K AA 

AO UU 


Jerusalem, 


n 


95, 


15 00 


St. John's, 


tt 


96, 


15 00 


"Wake Forest, 


it 


97, 


15 00 


Hiram, 


« 


98, 


15 00 


Fulton, 


tt 


99, 


15 00 


"Warren, 


tt 


101, 


15 00 


Columbus, 


■ it 


102, 


15 00 


Orr, 


ti 


104, 


15 00 


Perquimans, 


u 


106, 


15 00 


Amount carried forward, 






$540 00 



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67 



Amount brought forward, 








$540 


00 


3elmont, 


No 


. 108, 




15 


00 


St. John's, 


n 


110, 


'55, '56, '57 and 58, 


60 


00 


Wentworth, 


it 


111, 


'57 and '58, 


30 


00 


Person, 


it 


113, 




15 


00 


St. Alban's, 


it 


114, 




15 


00 


Holly Springs, 


it 


115, 




15 


00 


Germanton, 


u 


116, 


'57 and '58, 


30 


00 


MouDt Lebanon, 


u 


117, 




15 


00 


Mount Hermon, 


it 


118, 




15 


00 


Logan, 




121, 




15 


00 


Tuscarora, 


it 


122, 




15 


00 


Franklinton, 


It 


123, 




15 


00 


Clinton, 


it 


124, 




15 


00 


Mill Creek, 


a 


125, 




15 


00 


Sunsbury, 


it 


126, 




15 


00 


Blackmer, 


it 


127, 




15 


00 


Hanks, 


li 


128, 


'57 and 58, 


30 


00 


Dan Kiver, 


it 


129, 




15 


00 


Fraternal, 


it 


130, 


in full, 


46 


00 


Conoho, 


it 


131, 




15 


00 


Radiance, 


it 


132, 




15 


00 


Alamance, 




133, 




15 


00 


Mocksville, 


£t 


134, 




15 


00 


Leaksville, 


a 


136, 




15 


00 


Lincoln, 


H 


13% 




15 


00 


King Solomon, 


(( 


138, 




15 


00 


Mount Energy, 


It 


140, 




15 


00 


Carolina, 


li 


141, 




15 


00 


Cane Creek, 




142, 




15 


00 


Mount Vernon, " 


it 


143, 




15 


00 


Taylor, 


li 


144, 


'57 and '58, 


30 


00 


Junaluskee, 


it 


145, 




15 


00 


Cherokee, 


it 


146, 




15 


00 


Palmyra, 


It 


147, 




15 


00 


Adoniram, 


it 


149, 




15 


00 


"Pad Tien* 

JL CO -L7CC, 


ti 


150, 




15 


00 


Chalmers, 


it 


151, 




15 


00 


Mount Carmel, 


u 


153, 


1857, 


15 


00 


Scotch Ireland, 


it 


154, 




15 


00 


White Stone, 


a 


155, 




15 


00 


Rolesville, 


tt 


156, 




15 


00 


Amount carried forward, 






• 


$1291 


00 



68 PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



Amount brought forward, 






$1291 


00 


Mo%nt Pleasant, 


No. 


157, 


15 


00 


Knap of Keeds, 


u 


158, 


15 


00 


Beaumont, 


u 


160, 


15 


00 


Emmaus, 


a 


161, 


15 


00 


Yadkin, 


it 


162, 


15 


00 


Deep Kiver, 


it 


164, 


15 


00 


Archer, 


tt 


165, 


15 


00 


St. Paul's, 


tt 


166, 


15 


00 


"Winston, 


« 


167, 


15 


00 


Pleasant Hill, 


u 


168, '57 and '58, 


30 


00 


Blackmer, ' 


tt 


170, 


15 


00 


Delk, 


u 


171, 


15 


00 


Buffaloe, 


it 


172, 


15 


00 


Union, 


u 


173, 


15 


00 


George Washington, 


It 


174, 


15 


00 


Pollocksville, 


It 


175, 


15 


00 


Mecklenburg, 


11 


176, 


15 


00 


Marlboro', 


tt 


177, 


15 


00 


Siloam, 


it 


178, 


15 


00 


Lafayette, 


It 


179, 


15 


00 


Caldwell, 


It 


180, 


15 


00 


Carthage, 


It 


181, 


15 


00 


Townsville, 


a 


182, 


15 


00 


Centre Grove, 


u 


183, 


15 


00 


Jordan, 


u 


184, 


15 


00 


Sandy Creek, 


tt 


185, 


15 


00 


Pine Forest, 


tt 


186, 


15 


00 


Central Cross, 


a 


187, 


15 


00 


Balfour, 


u 


188, 


15 


00 


Taylorsville, 




189, 


15 


00 


Fair Bluff, 


it 


190, 


15 


00 


Granite, 


tt 


191, 


15 


00 


Burnsville, 


tt 


192, 


15 


00 


Cape Fear, 


tt 


194, 


15 


00 








$1816 


00 



Received for Charters, $90 00 

" Dispensations, 20 00 

" Grand Lodge Certificates, 13 50 $123 00 

$1,939 50 

Deduct for counterfeit bill, 6 00 



$1,933 50 



PKOCEEDINGS OF THE GEAND LODGE. 



69 



Working under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge for North Caro- 



SUBORDINATE LODGES 

er the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge for 
lina of 1858. 



St. John's, No. 1, Wilmington, New Hanover County* 

Eoyal White Hart, " 2, Halifax, Halifax « 

St." John's, " 3, Newbern, Craven « 

Charity, " 5, Windsor, Bertie " 

Unanimity, " 7, Edenton, Chowan <! 

Phoenix " 8, Fayetteville, Cumberland " 

American George-, " 17, Murfreesboro', Hertford « 

Phalanx, u 31, Charlotte, Mecklenburg " 

Stokes, " 32, Concord, Carbarrus " 

William E. Davie^ st 37, Lexington, Davidson " 

Hiram, 11 40, Ealeigh, Wake * 

King Solomon, " 56, Jackson, Northampton " 

Concord, " 58, Tawboro', Edgecombe " 

Perseverance, " 59, Plymouth, Washington " 

Kilwinning, " 64, Wadesboro', Anson " 

Eagle, " 71, Hillsboro', Orange « 

Golden Fleece, " 74, Milton, Caswell « 

Widow's Son, " 75, Camden C. H., Camden " 

Greensboro', " 79, Greensboro', Guilford " 

Sharon, " 78, Greenville, Pitt « 

Zion, " 81, Trenton, Jones, ' « 

Mount Moriah, " 82, Statesville, Iredell « 

Lafayette, " 83, Jacksonville, Onslow " 

Fellowship, " 84, Smitbfield, Johnston « 

Morning Star, " 85, Nashville, Nash » 

Enfield, " 88, Enfield, Halifax « 

Skewarkee, " 90, Williamston, Martin « 

Western Star, " 91, Eutherfordton, Eutherford " 

Joseph Warrenj " 92, Stantonsburg, Wilson " 

Jerusalem, " 95, Hookerton, Green " 

St. John's, " 96, Kinston, Lenoir « 

Wake Forest) " 97, Dunnsville, Wake " 

Hiram, " 98, Clinton, Sampson « 

Fulton, " 99, Salisbury, Eowan <• 

Warren, " 101, Kenansville, Duplin " 

Columbus, " 102, Pittsboro', Chatham » 

Pasquotank, " 103, Elizabeth City, Pasquotank " 

Orr, " 104, Washington, Beaufort " 

Perquimans^ " 106, Hertford, Perquimans " 

Clinton, " 107, Yanceyville Caswell » 

Belmont, " 108, Faison's Depot, Duplin « 

Franklin, " 109, Beaufort, Carteret ' « 

St. John's, " 110, Smithville, Brunswick » 

Wentworth, " 111, Wentworth, Eockingham " 

Wayne, " 112, Everettsville, Wayne, « 



70 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



Person, No. 113, Eoxboro', Person County, 

St. Alban's " 114, Lumberton, Kobeson " 

Holly Springs, " 115, Holly Springs, Wake " 

Germanton, ff 116, Germ an ton, Stokes, " 

Mount Lebanon, " 117, Wilson, Wilson « 

Mount Hermon, . " 118, Ash^ville, Buncombe " 

Palestine, " 120, Gold Hill, Eowan « 

Logan, < £ 121, Jamestown, Guilford " 

Tuscarora, " 122, Oxford^Granville " 

Franklinton, " 123, Pranklinton, franklin « 

Clinton, «'< 124, Louisburg, " » 

Mill Creek, " 125, Mill Creek, Johnston " 

Sunsbury, " 126, Sunsbury, Gates » 

Blackmer, " 127, Clark's Creek, Montgomery H 

Hanks, " 128, Pranklinsville, Randolph " 

Dan Eiver, " 129, Madison, Eockingham » 

Conoho, " 131, Hamilton, Martin « 

Eadiance, " 132, Snow Hill, Green " 

Alamance, ££ 133, Graham, Alamance 

Mocksville, " 134, Mocksville, Davie " 

Black Eock, " 135, Black Eock, Brunswick " 

Leaksville, " 136, Leaksville, Eockingham v " 

Lincoln, ££ 137, Lincolnton, Lincoln " 

King Solomon, " 138, Long Creek, New Hanover £< 

Mt. Energy, ££ 140, Tranquility, Granville " 

Carolina, " 141, Carolina College, Anson <£ 

Cane Creek, ££ 142, Clover Grove, Alamance " 

Mt. Vernon, " 143, Gbolson's P. O., Chatham li 

* Taylor, " 144, Pittsboro', « « 

Junaluskee, " 145, Franklin, Macon " 

Cherokee, u 146, Murphy, Cherokee « 

Palmyra, " 147, Averasboro', Harnett " 

Wilson, " 148, New Institute, Iredell « 

Adoniram, " 149, Young's }xj Roads, Granville " 

Pee Dee, " 150, Norwood, Stanly, " 

Chalmers, " 151, Evan's Mills, Moore " 

Mount Carmel, " 153, Scott's Hill, New Hanover « 

Scotch Ireland, " 154, Mount Vernon, Eowan ££ 

White Stone, li 155, Wakefield, Wake " 

Eolesville, " 156, Eolesville, Wake " 

Mount Pleasant, 11 157, Rogers' Store, Wake " 

Knap of Eeeds, " 158, Knap of Eeeds, Granville i( 

Eocky Eiver, " 159, Mudlick, Chatham " 

Beaumont, " 160, Beaumont, " (l 

Emmaus, " 161, Hadley's Mills " « 

Yadkin, " 162, Yadkinsville, Yadkin " 

Mount Airy, " 163, Mount Airy, Surry " 

Deep Eiver, " 164, Poust's Mills, Eandolph " 

Archer, " 165, Creechville, Johnston " 

St. Paul's " 166, Beatty's Bridge, Bladen " 

Winston, " 167, Winston, Forsythe " 

Pleasant Hill, " 168, Patterson's Store, Alamance £< 

Shallow Ford, " 169, Shallow Pord, Alamance " 

Blaokmer, " 170, Eeem's Creek, Buncombe tf 

Delk, " 171, Colerain, Bertie " 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



71 



Buffaloe, No. 172, 

Union, " 173, 

George Washington, " 174, 

Po'locksville, « 175, 

Mecklenburg, 11 176, 

Marlboro', " 177, 

Siloam, " 178, 

Lafayette, « 179, 

Caldwell, " 180, 

Carthage, t£ 181, 

Townsville, « 182, 

Centre Grove, " 183, 

Jordan, ££ 184, 

Sandy Creek, " 185, 

Pine Forest, " 186, 

Central Cross, " 187, 

Balfour, " 188, 

Taylorsville, " 189, 

Fair Bluff, « 190, 

Granite, " 191, 

Burnsville, " 192, 

Cape Fear, ££ 194, 

Mount Olivet, , " 195, 

Falkland, " 196, 

Cherokee, <£ 197, 

Cary, " 198, 

High Point, <£ 199, 

Pisgah, " 200, 

Eagle Eock, « 201, 

Cleaveland, <£ 202, 



Buffalo, Moore County. 

Kernersville, Fo^sythe, " 
Lassiter's ^ Eoads, Chatham " 

Polloeksville, Jon«s ££ 
David?on College, Mecklenb'rg ££ 

Marlboro', Pitt ££ 
Harrell's Store, New Hanover ££ 

Leasburg, Caswell " 

Chapel Hill, Orange " 

Carthage, Moore <£ 

Townsville, Granville <£ 

Summerfield, Guilford, " 

Eeynoldson, Gates " 

Franklin « 

Harrington's, Harnett " 

Hunt's ''Store, Nash, <t 

Asheboro', Eandolph « 

Taylorsville, Alexander 11 

Fair Bluff, Columbus ££ 

Stallings' Depot, Johnston £< 

Burnsville, Yancey "/ 

Elizabeth Town, Bladen t£ 

Brower's Mills, Eandolph " 

Falkland, Pitt " 

Eockingham <£ 

Cary P. O., Wake » 

High Point, Guilford " 
Hendersonville, Henderson " 

Eagle Eock, Wake « 

Shelby, Cleaveland '<* 



72 



PROCEEDINGS OP THE GRAND LODGE. 



TRUSTEES OF ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, 



ROBEET W. LASSITEE, 

N. E. KENNEDAY, - 

E. J. MITCHELL, - 

L. C. TAYjuOR, - 

E. P. TAYLOE', 

Z. M. PASCHALL, - 

J. E. HEBNDON, - 

P. A. HOLT, 

JOSEPH HOLT, 

JOSEPH M. COX, 

Dr. H. I. MACON, - 

JAMES W. PATTOIST, 

JOSHUA EOBEETS, 

Eev. N. P. BEID, 

C. P. MENDENHALL, - 

WILLIAM K. BLAKE, - 

A. T. JERKINS, - 

M. O. OUTLAW, 

A. MARTIN, - 

E. J.LUTTERLOH, - 

P. W. PANNING-, - 

GEORGE D. BASKERVILLE, 

HENRY T. CLARKE, 

J. A. GRAVES, 

THOMAS B. NICHOLS, - 

M. D. WIGGINS, - 

WILLIAM LANDER, 

JOHN BULLOCK, - 

KENNETH RAYNER, 

J. T. SILER, - 

C. H. JORDAN, - 
P. W. ARCHER, - 
P. H. WINSTON, 

E. L. WINSLOW, - 
JOHN BERRY, - 

D. PATTERSON, - 
j. J. DAVIS, 

Rev. JAMES REID, 
» DANIEL COLEMAN, 
JAMES F. REEVES, 
J. P. MOORE, - 
LUKE BLACKMER, 
J. T. CLEMENTS, - 
L. S. WILLIAMS, - 
C. LEAVENWORTH, - 
NATHAN WILLIAMS, - 
C. H. B. WHITAKER, 
G. W. COLLIER, - 

E. W. MUMFORD, - 
S. N. SLOAN, - 

N. T. GREENE, - 



Oxford, N- C. 

(( it 

It It 

It tt 

U It 

tt it .;. '% [i % 

u ■ it '." . •■■ . ■ : '■■ . t - V'Vtfi 

Graham, Alamance County. 
u it a 

Hertford, Perquimans County. 
Warrenton, N. C. 
Asneville, " 

■it tc : ; •*.'*::•*'.• 7;- 

Greensboro', " 
ti u 

" ~ 

Newbern, " 

tt ^ ' .. t rv 

Wilmington, " 

it u 
Ridgway, « 
Tawboro', << 
Yancey ville, " 
Plymouth, " 
Halifax, J« 
Lincolnton, " 
Williamsboro', '? 
Raleigh, " 
Franklin, Macon County, N. 0. 
Eoxboro', N. C. 

u if 

Windsor, g 
Fayetteville, M 
Hillsboro', « 
Milton, «f 

Louisburg, Franklin County, N. C, 
Concord, N. 0. 

Pedlar's Hill, Chatham County, N. C. 
Mount Tirzah, N. C. 
Salisbury, " ' 

Hamilton, " 
Charlotte, " 
Residence not known, 
tc << 

Endfield, Halifax County, N. C. 
Everettsville, Wayne County, N. C. 
Residence not known. 

tt tt 

tt tt 



PROCEEDINGS OP THE GRAND LODGE. 



73 



A TABLE 

Showing the number of members, and resident Masons not 
members, of the Subordinate Lodges, taken from the Returns 
to the Comrdunication of the Grand Lodge for 1858, 



NOT MEMBERS. MEMBERS. 



St. John's, 

Koyal White Hart, 

St. John's, 

Charity, 

Unanimity, 

Phoenix, 

American George, 
Phalanx, 

William K. Davie, 

Hiram, 

Concord, 

Perseverance, 

Kilwinning, 

Eagle, 

Widow's Son, 
Greensboro', 
Sharon, 
Zion, 

Mount Moriah,- 

Lafayette, 

Fellowship, 

Morning Star, 

Enfield, 

Skewarkee, 

Western Star, 

Jerusalem, 

St. John's, 

Wake Forest, 

Hiram', 

Fulton*, 

Warren, 

Columbus, 

Pasquotank, 

Orr, 

Perquimans, 
Clinton, 
St. John's, 
Went worth, 
Person, 
St. Alban's, 



No. 


1 

i 


31 


94 


(( 


2 


12 


25 


(( 


°i 


5 


85 


(< 


5 


3 


40 


u 


7 
*> 


2 


28 


tt 


3 


21 


101 


« 


8 


34 


a 


31 


12 


84 




37 


2 


33 


« 


40 


19 


45 


« 


58, 


10' 


65 


<< 


59, 


19 


46 


it 


64 '• 




91 


it 


71 


8 


86 


it 


75 


5 


64 


it 


l D, 


13 


121 


tt 


18- 




64 


a 


81 

ox, 


3 


34 


it 


82, 


3 


41 


tt 


83, 


2 


48 


tt 


84, 


3 


20 


tt 


85, 


1 


76 


tt 


88, 


4 


36 


tt 


90, 




31 


it 


91, 


3 


21 


tt 


95 j 


4 


55 


tt 


96, 


5^ A • - Y \- 


46 


it 


97, 




23 


it 


98, 


5 


60 


it 


99, 


8 


55 


it 


101, 


13 


36 


tt 


102, 


3 


67 


ii 


103, 


17 


33 


tt 


104,' 


20 


89 


it 


106, 


8 


44 


it 


107, 


5 


45 


it 


1(0, 


10 


33 


tt 


111, 




35 


tt 


113, 


5 


55 


it 


114, 


11 


60 






305' 


2151 



10 



* 



74 



PROCEEDINGS OP THE 



GRAND LODGE. 



NOT MEMBERS MEMBERS. 



Holly Springs, 


No. 


115, 
> 


2 


66 


Germanton, 


n 


116, 


1 


43 


Mount Lebanon, 


a 


117, 


8 


65 


Mount, Hermon, 




118, 

3 


5 


54 


Logan. 


It 


121, 
> 


5 


80 


Tuscarora, 


a 


122, 


10 


63 


Pranklinton, 


l.t 


123, 


5 


50 


Clinton, 
Mill Creek, 


11 


124, 
> 


14 


47 


11 


125, 


7 


34 


Sunsbury, 


U 


126, 




39 


Blackmer, 


u 


127, 




69 


Dan River, 


il 


129, 
> 


3 


50 


Conoho, 


u 


131, 


4 


31 


Eadiance, 


a 


132, 


4 


44 


Alamance, 


it 


133, 


8 


73 


Mocksville, 


a 


134, 


7 


64 


Black Rock, 


u 


135, 




48 


Leaksvillej 


a 


136, 




33 


Lincoln, 


a 


137, 


13 


47 


Hanks, 


u 


128, 
> 


3 


33 


King Solomon, 
Mount Energy, 


11 


138, 

3 


2 


36 


u 


140, 




49 


Carolina, 


u 


141, 


4 


47 


Cane Creek, 


11 
• 


142, 

3 


8 


52 


Mount Vernon, 


ft 


143, 

3 




57 


Taylor, 


a 


144, 

7 




4X 


Junaluskee, 


(( 


145, 

7 


4 


49 


Cherokee, 


u 


146, 

3 


5 


36 


Palmyra, 


u 


147, 

'3 


2 


46 


"Wilson, 


u 


148, 

3 




25 


Adoniram, 


u 


149, 

7 




32 


Pee Dee, 
Clialmers, 


il 


150, 

3 


2 


33 


it 


151, 


2 


51 


Mount Carmel, 


u 


153, 

7 


1 


23 


Scotch Ireland, 


u 


154, 

3 




24 


"White Stone, 


tl 


155, 


1 


52 


Rolesville, 


u 


156, 




30 


Mount Pleasant, 


u 


157, 

'7 


' ' 1 : " : 


41 


Knap of Reeds, 


u 


158, 


1 


48 


Rockv River, 


u 


159, 

7 


1 


43 


Beaumont, 


u 


160, 


2 


26 


Emmaus, 


it 


161, 

3 




22 


Yadkin, 


it 


162, 

3 


5 


71 


Deep River, 


a 


164, 




28 


Archer, 


u 


165, 


1 


25 


St. Paul's, 


ti 


166, 


1 


18 


Winston, 


it 


167, 


4 


31 


Pleasant Hill, 




168, 


1 


34 


Blackmer, 


11 


170, 




26 


Delk ; 


H 


171, 


2 


19 


Buffaloe, 


it 


172, 




51 


Union, 


ll 


173, 




35 








148 


2234 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



75 



NOT MEMBERS. MEMBERS. 



VXtjUIgtJ VV aoxililg LUllj 




1/4, 


i 


90 


X UilUL/iVb V lilt?, 

Mecklenburg, 


a 


1 ( 0, 




90 

iiU 


l< 


1 i O, 


o 
a 


3 A 
OKI 


(( 


177 


I 


24 


1 iQ TCI TTQ"f ^"£k 

AJd.iH.ytJb Mi, 


<( 


1 *78 


A. 


99 


tt 


i i y, 


l 
L 


39 




it 




Q 
O 






tt 


181 


I 


40 


I /~\ TIT T~l QTT1 I I £J 

1UW Ho V lllu j 


it 


1 89 


o 


98 


V;cUUc VXLUVtJ, 


tt 


1 83 




fi9 




it 


1 84. 




99 


it 


185 


2 


38 


Pine Forest, 


tt 


186,' 


3 


33 


Ceotral Cross, 


it 


187, 




38 


Balfour, 


u 


188 


2 


27 


Taylorsville, 


tt 


189,' 




19 


Fair Bluff, 


tt 


190, 


1 


27 


Granite, 


tt 


191, 




16 


Burnsville, 


a 


192, 


2 


13 


Cape Fear, 


tt 


194, 


3 


30 


Eagle Rock, 


it 


201, 




18 








37 


609 



RECAPITULATION 



Page 1st, 
" 2nd, 
" 3rd, 



305 
148 
37 



2151 
2234 
609 



490 



4994 



RETURNS. 



State of the Lodges working under the jurisdiction of the Grand 
Lodge of North Carolina, which have made Returns at the 
present Communication. 

ST. JOHN'S LODGE NO. 1, WILMINGTON, 

OFFICERS. 

Edward J. Lutterloh, "Worshipful Master ; Owen L. Filyaw, Senior "War- 
den ; J, M. Monk, Junior Warden ; T. M. Gardner, Senior Deacon ; J. W 
Zimmerman, Junior Deacon ; T. B. Carr, Treasurer; J. B. Russell, Secretary; 
E. Turlington, Tyler, 

MEMBERS, 

Alfred Martin, M. W. G. M., "W. S. Henderson, Alexander Bopn, B. G. 
Bates, Bobert W. Brown, H. M. Bishop, A. O. Bradly, Jno. Banks, W. A. 
Burr, P. M., John Bishop, J. O, Bowden, David Cashwell, Thomas Cowan, 
Miles Costin, John Crone, J. M. Clark, M. Cronly, P. M., John L. Cantwell, 
J. W. K. Dix, Adam E. Empie, P. W. Panning, P. G. M., H. W. Foy, J. 
H. Planner, D. M. Poyles, T. F. Gause, Thomas H. Howey, W. W. Harriss, 
George Harriss, W. C. Howard, A. A. Hartsfield, Owen Holmes, A. J. How- 
ell, J. F. Heins, H. Finch, 1ST. T. Harriss, L. B. Huggins, J. J. Hedrick, E. 
D. Hall, George "W. Harriss, "W. G. Jones, B. G. Jacobs, James Knight, D. 
Kahnweiler, S- B. Kahnweiler, B. F. Keith, A. Larnont, D. A. Lamont, 
Robert Lee, T. H. Lanes, J. S. Melvin, Jas. T. Miller, T. D. Meares, D. Mc- 
Millain, C. McMillan, Richard Morris, F. McMillan, Oliver M. Mcllhenny, 
A. Midway, A. McRae, Jr., M. Mclnnis. "W. H. McDowell, A. T. McCollum, 
J. J. McCollum, J. Northrop, P. M., John Nutt, A, F. Newkir#, N. P. Nix- 
on, M. Newhoff, W. J. Price, S. J. Person, R. G. Rankin, P. M., J. Scott, J. 
A. Stanly, Henry Spaulding, J. A. Shines, A. C. Smith, J. Stokely, J. M. 
Stevenson, J. D. Taylor, J. A. Taylor, A. D. Taylor, L. C. Turner, W. H. 
Turlington, S, D. "Wallace, J. H. Wright, L. C. Worth, Isaac C. Banks, P. 
W. Potter. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS. 

John Walker, Sr., J. Hathaway, J. P. McRee, Sr., George R. French, E. 
P. Hall, R. S. Macomber, B. Baxter, B. Hallett, Jas. F. Post, James Cassiday, 
A. A. Wannett, Geo. O. Van Amringe, A. P. Repiton, S. N. Cannon, W. N". 
Pedon, W. D. Smith, L. H. Marsteller, Donald McRae, Robert Strange, A, 



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McRae, Sr., J. T. Schoenwald, Charles D. Ellis, J. G. Carr, D. Sherwood, K. 
Shaw, William G. Thomas, J. Owen, Thomas TV. Brown, S. R. Bunting, D. 
E. Bunting, Jacob Lyon. 

Initiated 2 : passed 2 ; raised 4 ; rejected 5 ; suspended 0 ; expelled 0 ; ad- 
mitted 2 ; withdrawn 9 ; died 4 ; residents not members, 31 ; whole num- 
ber, 127. 

Regular time of meeting, last Thursday evening in every month. 

ROYAL WHITE HART LODGE, NO. 2, HALIFAX. 

OFFICERS. 

J. 31. Grizzard, Worshipful Master ; Wm. D. Faucett, Senior Warden • 
George W. Owens, Junior Warden ; Wm. W. Daniel, Jr., Treasurer ; John 
O'Brien, Secretary ; Rich'd H. Walker, Senior Deacon ; Arch'd Stephenson, 
Junior Deacon; W. W. Carter, Jr., Tyler; W. D. Barkley, E. A. Pearson, 
Stewards. 

MEMBERS. 

E. B. Freeman, honorary member ; James Y. Allen, Wm. H. Underbill, 
W. W. Daniels, Jr., James H. Walker, Rev. T. G. Lowe, James L. Ousby, 
Chas. 2sT. Webb, Rev. John N. Andrews, John H. Wood, James V. Allen, 
Rev. J. G. Barkley, James H. Prince, H. Y. Russell, J. H. Worthington. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS. 

W. W. Brickell, Dr. M. A. Wilcox, John W. Heptinstall, W. H. Ponton, 
Dr. John S. Pope, E. P. Green, L. W. Batchelor, Asberry Crowell, James H. 
Parker, H. A. Sledge, James S. Snow, John D. Weeks. 

Initiated, 3 : passed, 2 ; raised, 2 ; rejected, 1 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 1 ; withdrawn, 1 ; died, 1 ; residents not members, 12 ; whole num- 
ber, 29. 

Regular time of meeting, first Saturday in every month, and St. John's days. 

ST» JOHN'S LODGE, NO. 3, NEWBERN. 

OFFICERS. 

Charles C. Clark, Worshipful Master ; J. M. F. Harrison, Senior Warden ; 
D. T. Carraway, Junior Warden ; Edward K. Bryan, Senior Deacon ; John 
A. Simpson, Junior Deacon ; John F. Jones, Secretary; John D. Flanner j 
Treasurer ; W. H. Jones, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

James G. Arthur, J. W. Baxter, William Brewer, Zacheus Brown, Hiram 
H. Brin3on, John Beveridge, Samuel Bishop, John 1ST. Benners, George Coop- 
er, INeedham Case, L. R. Clark, B. M. Cook, Peter Curtis, "M. E. G. H. P.," 
S. W. Chadwick, L. R. Clark, O. S. Dewy, I. Disosway, Joseph A. Davis, 



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Joseph S. Fowler, S B. Fletcher, Stephen F. Fulford, William C. French, B. 
C. Ferrell, George Green, John A. Gray, George Goodall, John L. Gardner, 
John S. Hunter, Elsworth Hanks, W. C. Hunter, W. H. Hancock, Joseph 
Hartley, D. W. Hurtt, Frances Hawks, F. T. Hawks, S. W. Howard, Charles 
A. Hart, William G. Hall, C. S. Hoskins, Joseph W. Jones, Norman Jack- 
son, Alonzo T. Jerkins, P. G. M., Augustus Latham, Leven Lee, Henry S. 
Lee, John Littleton, Alexander Miller, William H. Marshall, Jessee B. 
Moore, Mathew Mathews, Wm. W. Ormsbee, B- A. Oglesby, William H.Ol- 
iver, Lacey Phillips, W. J. Parks, C. S. Primrose, Eobert S. Primrose, K. A. 
Russell, J, H. Richardson, Joseph L. Rhem, Edward R. Stanly, S. D. Spar- 
row, Josephus Smith, W. G Singleton, D. D. Sirmond, Thomas R. Wilson 
Council B. Wood, Thomas G. Wilson, George W. Wallace, H. O. Woods, 
Thomas C. Wallace, D. S. Willis, P. M , John L\ Whitford, H. P. White- 
hurst, Daniel O'Leary, Andrew Ferrell, E. C. Rominger. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS, 

James Miller, S. B. Forbes, J. C. Cole, L. D. Freeman, Thomas H. Hudson. 

Initiated 5 ; passed 4 ; raised 2 ; rejected 4 • suspended 0 ; expelled 0 ; admit- 
ted 1 ; withdrawn 0 ; died 2 ; residents not members 5 j whole number of 
members, 85. 

Regular time of meeting, second Wednesday of each month. 

CHARITY LODGE, NO. 5, WINDSOR. 

OFFICERS, 

Wm. P. Gurley, Worshipful Master ; John S. Shepperd, Senior Warden ; 
Burwell B. Russell, Junior Warden ; John T. Roscoe, Secretary ; T. H. 
Speller, Treasurer ; Arodi Piland, Senior Deacon ; J. Moore, Junior Deacon ; 
Joel Grizzard, Tyler. 

MEMBERS, 

Noah H. Thompson, A. Holley, Thos.. Henry, J. J. Rhodes, W- R. Swain, 
R, H. Smith, T. W. Reddick, J. N. Webb, P. H. Winston, L. S. Webb, R. 
P. Freeman, R. Pierce, B. J. Spruill, R. M. Bridger, W. H. Spivey, W. Tad* 
Jock, S. Byrom, W. G. Rhodes, W- B. Smith, J. W. Saunders, W. C. Miller, 
G. W. Ward, C. H. Stevenson, Thos. Smith wick, Sam'l Smith wick, Samuel 
Gill, A. H. Hassell, William Morris, F. W. Bird, David Harrell, Stark B. 
Smith, Thomas Smith. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS. 

W- A. Ferguson, G. W- McGlanhan, Z. L. Simmons. 

Initiated, 1 ; passed, 5; raised, 5; rejected, 2; suspended, 0; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 2 ; died, 2 ; residents not members, 3 ; whole num? 
ber, 48. 

Regular time of meeting, Mondays of every County and Superior Court of 
Bertie, and on the 2d Monday in every month in which there is no Court, and 
the anniversary of St. John the Baptist, and St. John the Evangelist. 



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UNANIMITY LODGE, NO. 7, EDENTON. 

OFFICERS. 

Thomas Thompson, Worshipful Master ; Wm. E. Skinner, Senior War- 
den ; James E. jSTorfleet, Junior Warden ; Dr. E. Warren, Senior Deacon ; 
James McCoy, Junior Deacon ; Fred. L. Roberts, Secretary ; Jos. S. Jones, 
Treasurer ; George W. Smith, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

John Thompson, P. M. Warren, R. S. Halsey, Malaehi Haughton, R. D. 
Simpson, Isaac Rosenthall, Peter F. White, Sam'l T. Bond, R. R. Feller, D. 
McDowell, T. Cochran, Jr., T. Cochran, Sr., Wm. Privitt, Jr., F. Heaviman, 
Jesse Smith, Wm. Lyons, Wm. Nixon, D. A. Holley, J. W. Etheridge, T. 
W. Hudgin3, C. G. Davenport. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS. 4 

T. S. Hoskins, A. Cheshire. 

Initiated, 4 ; passed, 3 ; raised, 3 ; rejected, 1 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 1 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 1 ; residents not members, 2 ; whole num- 
ber, 29. 

Regular time of meeting, 3rd Monday in every month, Monday night of 
each court, St. John, the Evangelist, and St. John, the Baptist, of Monday 
night of each week. 

PHOENIX LODGE, NO. 8, FAYETTEVILLE. 

OFFICERS. 

H. C. Lucas, Worshipful Master; Rev. Jas. McDaniel, Senior Warden; 
Wm. H. Haigh, Junior Warden, Warren Prior, Treasurer; P. A. Wiley, 
Secretary; W. B. Shem well, Senior Deacon; R. M. Orrell, Junior Deacon, 
David Wemyss, Tyler; Rev. Bro. James McDaniel, Chaplain. 

MEMBERS. 

William Alderman, Josenh Arey, P. M., C. W. Andrew, D. W. Arey, F. 
C, William Butler, Isham Blake, James Banks, J. L. Bryant, George Brandt, 
James Bell, K. A. Black, W. K. Blake, W. H. Carver, L. D. Cain, A. M. 
Campbell, P. M., J. T. Council, N. A. Cameron, R. D. Davis, Thomas W. 
Devane, W. P. Elliott, H. Erambert, J. B. Ferguson, G. W. J. Goldston, E. 
Glover, D.B.Gillis. A. P. Hurt, C. F. Harris, J. T. Hornrine, C. P. Jones, M. 
Jessup, J. M. D. Jessup, F. H. Jones, W. E. Kirkpatriek, 1ST. King, T. S. Lut- 
terloh, J. W. Lett, H. M. C. Luther, John Lawrence, George Lander, L. C. 
Lineberry, William Mitchell, Alexander Murchison, R. F Murphy, Jos, Mel- 
vin, J. 31. Monk, R. P. Melvin, J. B. Massamore, J. F. Marsh, G. H. Make- 
peace, Henry Mullins, A. N". McDonald, John McRae, James McRae, J. R. 
McDonald, J. E. McMaster, A. S. McKay, E. A., J. A. McLauchlin, A. S. 



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McNeill, D. G-. McDuffie, J. M. McPherson, J. M. McLauchlin, K. M. Dan- 
iel, N. G. McNeill, Hector McNeill, J. D. Nott, A. J. O'Hanlon, T. H. Pem- 
berton, B. P. Pearce, J. A. Pemberton, T. J. Page, P. P. Rollins, W. L. 
Eose, B. E; Russell, J. B. Starr, W. B. Smith, W. J. Smith, Alexander 
Spruce, J. E. Stuart, W. P. Simmons, P. Shemwell,T. E. Underwood, E. A., 
Wm. Vink, J. D, Williams, J. M. Williams, E. L. Winslow, P. M., J. B. 
Walton, W. Warden, A. H Whitfield, J. A. Worth, G. W. Wightman, A. 
N. Williamson, Thomas Waddll, Jas. McGilvery, S. S. Arey, W. S. Fowlkes, 
E. Page, 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS. 

George McNeill, D. G. McEae, J. W. Sandford, J. C. Poe, T. J. Cust-is, 
E. J. Hale, N. A. Steadman, B. Eose, W. J. Anderson, 0. P. Stark, W. T. 
Horne, John Winslow, S. E„ Surles, H. A. McSwain, D. McNeill, James 

Dodd, W. D. Vaughon, W. Whitehead, Jones, Eev. W. L. Miller, G. 

W. Spirling. 

Initialed 11 ; passed 11 j raised 10 ; rejected 2 ; suspended 1 ; expelled 0 ; ad- 
mitted lj withdrawn 4; died 0 ; residents not members, 26; whole number, 125. 
Regular time of meeting, first and third Friday in every month. 

AMERICAN GEORGE, NO. 17, MURFREESBORO'. 

OFFICEES. 

Br. E. H. Worthihgton, Worshipful Master ; James M. Wynns, Senior' 
Warden ; E. F. Hart, Junior Warden ; James H. Vinson, Senior Deacon ; 
Willis Beale, Junior Deacon ; E. Carter, Treasurer ; Isaac Pipkin, Secretary ; 
G, D. Parker, Tyler. 

MEMBEES. 

F. A. Nolley, Howell Francis, James L. Smith, F. M. Capehart, B. A. 
Capehart, C. Campbell, E. J. A. Stephenson, E. A. Martin, James H. Mag- 
gett, Alex. Brett, Isaac Baum, H. L. Bowden, Elisha Johnson, J. J. Eochell, 
L. B. Garfis, James S. Flythe, A. W. Moore, C. L. Brett, Wm. H. Darden, 
Abner Carter, Cyrus Worrell, Thos. Martin, Wm. Jones, Chas. H. Stephens, 
George A. Brett, William T. Paine. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 

E. D. Brett, Samuel Moore, A. W. Darden, Lawrence Ely, Britton Moore, 
William T. Bynum, W. J. Maggett, Charles Vann. 

Initiated, 7; passed, 7; raised, 0; rejected, 2 ; suspended, 0; expelled, 1 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 3 ; died, 1 ; residents not members, 8 ; whole num- 
ber, 34. 

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PHALANX LODGE, NO. 31, CHARLOTTE. 

OFFICERS. 

M. L. Wriston, Worshipful Master ; J. M. Springs, Senior "Warden ; W. 
A. Owens, Junior Warden ; P. J. Lowrie, Senior Deacon ; M. Carter, Junior 
Deacon ; J. A. Sadler, Jr., Secretary ; C. Overman, Treasurer ; R. Shaw, 
Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Daniel Asbury, E. H. Andrews, T. C. Anderson, A. Bethune, A. R. Barn- 
hardt, J. S. Beryhill, J. B- F. Boone, Asa Chilson, G. C. Cathers, J. A. 
Campbell, B. H. Davidson, R. F. Davidson, W. L. Davidson, A. J. Dunn, 
Levi Drucker, David Elias, C. H. Elms, W. W. Elms, E. Elms, T. M. Far- 
row, J. B. Fulton, T.D. Gillispie, A. Graham, J. H. Grier, A. H. Graham 
J. K. Harrison, F. Horah, T. J. Holder, T. D. Harris, J. H. Harris, Wm.' 
Johnston, James T. Kell, P. J. Lourie, S. J. Lourie, D. Ledwell, A. H. Mar- 
tin, R. H. Maxwell, R. G. McLean, James Northey, James W. Osborne, C. 
Overman, W. A. Owens, H. M. Phelps, J. M. Potts, R. M. Robinson, F. M. 
Ross, J. Rudisill, D. L. Rea, J. P. Ross, J. W. Ross, J. B. Robinson, A. G. 
Steele, S. N. Sloan, S. H. Smith, Adam Siler, J. M. Sanders, J. M. Springs, 
H. G. Springs, R. Shaw, R. Stewart, Jasper Stowe, James A. Sadler, A. K. 
Savill, Thomas Trotter, J. Trotter, Wrn. Tiddy. E. Terres, S. Taylor, B. S. 
Traywick, M. L. Wriston, L. S. Williams, S. H. Walkup, J. H. White, C. 
Wilson, D. C. Wolf, W. J. Yates, J. M. Davidson, F. C., H. M. Pritchard, 
F. C, James Wallace, E. A., N. Williamson, E. A. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS. 

J. H. Gibbon, J. H. Wayte, R. M. Oates, L. J. Hawley, A. Cohen, J. W ? 
Adams, W. F. Phifer, C. Frazier, G. Cross, B. Morrow, S. P. Alexander, R. 
A. Ro.s, W. F. Davidson. S. W. Davis. 

Iniiiated, 5 ; parsed, 4; raised, 5 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 1 ; expelled, 1 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 5 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 14 ; whole num- 
ber, 92. 

Regu'ar time of meeting, 4th Monday in each month, with the exception of 
June and December, and then on St. John's days. 

WILLIAM E. DAVIE LODGE, NO. 37, LEXINGTON. 

OFFICERS. 

George Riley, Worshipful Master ; J. S. Pledger, Senior Warden j Lewis 
Gumb, Junior Warden ; Bennett Nooe, Tieasuier j Ti omas SimmoDs, Secre- 
tary ; J. V. Simmons, Senior Deacon ; A. C Hege, Junior Deacon ; Jacob 
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MEMBERS. 

J. M. Leach, Robert Bums, A. D. Montgomery, A. B. Caldcleugb, J. P. 
Stimson, J. A. Long, H. W. Brummel, J. S. Caldcleugh, H. E. Rounseville, 
Jos. Motsinger, F., Phillip Hanes, E. J. A. Holt,S. J. Piggott, Patrick How- 
ard, T. H. Nolhern, R. A. H. Caldcleugh, S. H. Pendleton, J. B Shelton, P., 
William Lewis, G. W. Russell, E., A. H. March, W. D. Ashley, L. L. 
Thomas, Jacob Motsinger, Richard Jordan, John F. Rodman, J. L. Johnson, 
J. K. Baughn, William Trotter, P., Samuel Gaither, E; 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS* 
Eli Penry, R. A. King. 

Initiated 5 ; passed 5 ; raised 5 ; rejected 0 ; suspended 0 ; expelled 0 $ ad- 
mitted 1 ; withdrawn 1 ; died 0 ; residents not members, 2 ; whole number, 38. 
Regular meeting, first Friday in each month. 

HIRAM LODGE, NO. 40, RALEIGH* 

OFFICERS. 

W. D. Williams, Worshipful Master ; C. W. D. Hutchings, Senior War - 
den ; T. W. Bell, Junior Warden ; N. S. Harp, Secretary ; D. King, Treasur- 
er ; S. M. Parish, Senior Deacon ; J. Mathews, junior Deacon ; J. M. Betts, 
Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

W. J. Lougee, W. W. Johnson, H. P. Tucker, W. D. Haywood, O. L. 
Burch, H. W. Miller, T. R. Fentress^ J. M. Harris, J. W. Corsby, Dr. W. 

G. Hill, W. H. High, Albert Johnson, J. J. Ryals, J. J. Christophers, Ira 
Beckwith, P. F. Pescud, E. E. Rigon, Burton Dupree, Calvin Betts, Eli 
Dupree, B. F. Benton, F: H. Jones, W. E. Lee, H. 8. Wilton, A. Adams, L. 
T. Clayton, Thomas Carter, W. E. Anderson, R. E. Reams, Wm. Cook, W. 
W. Woodell, E. Smith, W. T. Bain, 0. P. Copeland, E. L. Ligon, David 
Lewia, J M. Pool, W. M. Adams. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS. 
A. J. Lawrence, E. P. Guion, E. Yarborough, Sr., J. Litchford, Sr., L. E. 
Hart, Thomas J. Utley, J. R. Harrison, L. W. Peck, W. Boylan, C. L. Hin- 
ton, J. H. DeCarterett, Wesley Whitaker, Jr., H. W. Husted, D. Cosby, C. 

H. Johnson, E. B. Freeman, T. J. Lemay, J. H Kirkham, Silas Burns. 
Initiated 2 ; passed 2 ; raised 1 ; rejected 2 ; suspended 0 ; expelled 1 ; ad- 
mitted 2 ; withdrawn 4; died 1 ; residents not members, 19; whole number, 46* 

Regular time of meeting, third Monday in each month, except June 24th 
and December, then 2tth. 



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CONCORD LODGE, NO. 58, TAWBORO'. 

OFFICEES. 

James Mehegan, "Worshipful Master ; Dr. B. "W. Mabry, Senior Warden ; 
John H. Leigh, Junior Warden ; Lewis Bond, Treasurer ; David Pender, 
Secretary ; Joseph H. Hyrnan, Senior Deacon ; Thomas M. Carter, Junior 
Deacon ; Joseph H. Brown, Tyler. 

MEMBEES. 

David Cobb, Dr. B. W\ Mabry, Wm. Harrell, Henry T. Clark, P. M., 
Thomas C. Hussey, L. B. Brown, Kenneth Thigpen, Bev. John F. Speight, 
Dr. George 0. Sugg, Noah Leggett, Benj. Batts, Dr. Wm. S. Baker, Bolin 
B. Barron, M. C. Cherry, John S. Garrett, Andrew J. Cotton, Gray Cobb, J. 
a j. Home, John Knight, Sr., Bobert H. Pender, Dr. J. J. Garrett, William 
S. Long, P. M., David B. Bell, Lewis C. Pender, Elisha Cromwell, Weldon 
S. Hunter, William D. Mercer, J. J. B. Pender, Samuel Marshman, John 
Knight, Jr., Newsom Alsbrook, Samuel Hyman, Dr. John V. Mercer, Wm. 
S. Duggan, Frank M. Parker, Eich'd H. Garrett, E. G. Garrett, Charles H. 
Jenkins, John A. Knight, Britton Howell, Thomas Oberry, William Nor- 
fleet, James A. Cobb, Wm. F. Mercer, Josiah D. Jenkins, Lamon S. Dunn, 
Lewis D. Johnston, Nathan Mathewson, Henry A. Todd, Church well Kille- 
brew, A. J. M. Whitehead, Leonidas Little, Gray L. Brown, Jno. S. Dancy, 
E. A., Thomas L. Maner, Eichard H. Gatlin, Dr. Euben Cobb, M. M. Mal- 
lon, James McSavage, John H. Speed, Dr. Augustus MacNair, George B. 
Lipscomb, Isaac L. Cushing, Seth S. Hicks, Spier Tillman, F. C. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS. 

Dr. N. J. Pittman, Jesse H. Powell, Eobert D. Wimberly, Dr. J. J. Phil- 
lips, Eobert Norfleet, Eobert B. Bridgers, B. M. Jackson, Charles E. Neal, 
E. Cromwell, J. P. Stewart. 

Initiated 6; passed 6; raised 7; rejected 0 ; suspended 0; expelled 0 ^ad- 
mitted 0 ; withdrawn 0 ; died 3 ; residents not members, 10 ; whole number, 73. 

Eegular time of meeting, third Saturday in each month. 

PERSEVERANCE LODGE, NO. 59, PLYMOUTH. 

OFFICEES. 

Henry B. Short, Worshipful Master ; Thomas W. Skirven, Senior War- 
den ; George P. Moore, Junior Warden ; Joseph Eamsey, Secretary ; James 
H. Smith, Treasurer, D. E. Jordan, Senior Deacon ; Nathan D. Norman, Ju- 
nior Deacon ; 0. W. Davis and Edgar Hanks, Stewards ; Wiley Whitaker, 
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MEMBERS. 

H. A. Gilliam, T. B. Nichols, William Bagley, Isaac Kelly, B. W. Foster, 
Thomas E. Pender, Enoch Jones, Robert Ii. Bennett, E. F. Fagan, George 
W. Pierce, J. A. Spruill, H. H. Spruill, John McC. Boyle, James Magee, 
James R. Dillin, Goodman Durden, John Brown, James Brofy, G. J. Cherry, 
J. B. Griffin, J. G. Griffin, F. O'Neal, C. G. Phelps, H. Hardison, W. W. 
"Ward, Franklin Ward, Joseph Bratten, John Simmons, S. H. Beasly, Thom- 
as H. Gilliam, James M. White, A. J. Wynne, James W. Davis, W. W. 
McFarland, E. H. White, Rev. T. W. Guthrie. * 

> \'„' >•'..' ^\ ■'<*"' ■ - r ' <.' ■ ;'; ■ -i J^'i *'' f > '..'"V - 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS. 

Benj. T. Sikes, ' Lockhart Williams, James M. Alexander, Yfilliam T, 
Owens, John F. Pbelps, S. W. Davenport, S. H. Sample, S. R. Davenport, 
George W. Snell, Isaiah H. Wynne, Willoughby Ballance, Joseph C. Norcom, 
W. D. Carstophen, T. S. Armistead, E. II . Willis, J. W. Bell, S. T. Gay lord, 
J. E. Short, W. R. Gaylord. 

Initiated, 0 ; passed, 0 ; raised, 0 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 1 ; ad- 
mitted 0 ; withdrawn 2 ; died. 1 ; residents not members, 19 ; whole number, 65. 

Regular time of meeting, first Tuesday in each month. 

KILWINNING LODGE, NO. 64, WADE SB OR 0'. 

OFFICERS. 

S. W- Neal, Worshipful Master; E. F. Kendall, Senior Warden; John 
Ruscoe, Junior Warden ; B. F. Smith, Senior Deacon ; W. S. Henly, Junior 
Deacon ; W. P. Kendall, Treasurer ; W. O. Bennett, Secretary ; Edmund 
Hutchinson, Tyler ; Rev. S. D. Davenport, Chaplain. 

MEMBERS. 

M. S. Austin, A. W. Alexander, John Boylin, John W. Bell, Rev. John 
Beckwith, T. R. Baldwin, James Boggan, A. E. Bennett, James B. Barrett, 
W. D. Barringer, Alfred Bawcum, James T. Bradley, A. C. Benton, W. S. 
Bennett, J. J. Cox, John Cheers, Thomas E. Capel, John Cowick, Jas. C. Car- 
raway, W. J. Cox, Rev. E. David, Rev. O. A Darby, H. M. Digg, Jesse Ed- 
wards, Rev. A. J. Evans, Eli Freeman, C. A. Frazier, John F. Fort, Dr. W. 
H. Glass, Thomas D. Gruett, Thomas Gulledge, Thomas Henly, B. C. Hutch- 
inson, R. S. Hall, P. M., Thomas M. Hamilton, James Hooker, W. V. Hatch- 
er, Dr. Thomas C. Hall, H. M. Ingram, Dr. W. G Jones, John B. Ingram, 
John H. Jarman, James Kendred, B. D. Kendall, L. R. Legrand, John P. 
Little, E. R. Liles, W. A. Liles, Alexander Little, P. M., Jas. P. Livingston, 
W. B. Little, W. L. Ledbetter, A. C. Moore, A. McCormack, John Q. Mc- 
Pherson, Dr. A. Myers, J. L. McGregDr, John A. McRae, F. M. Paul, J. T. 
Streator, E. H. Streator, John D. Smith, Thomas D. Saunders, J. P. Smith, 
P. G. Smith, Dr. John 0. Smith, W. W. Smith, R. N. Ross, John Robinson, 



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Thomas Katcliff, H. W. Kobinson, James P. Richardson, William Tiddy, Kev. 

E. Thompson, W. C. Teal, W. L. Tillman, T. A. Vestal, C. M. Vick, G. W. 
Wilioughby, L. Wooton, W, W. Wilkins, Thomas M. Watson. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS. 
Rev. S. H. Brown, Rev. M. A. McKibben, J. L. White. 
Initiated 7 ; Passed 7 ; raised 7 rejected 1 ; suspended 0 ; expelled 0 ; ad- 
mitted 1 ; withdrawn 0 ; died 1 ; residents not members, 3 ; whole number, 94. 
Regular time of meeting, 2d and 4th Monday night in every month. 

EAGLE LODGE, NO. 71, HILLSBORO'. 

OFFICERS. 

W. H. Bailey, Worshipful Master ; C. E. Parish, Senior Warden ; J. A. 
Faucett, Junior Warden ; James Gill, Treasurer ; W. D. Faucett, Secretary ; 
C. G. Strayhorn, Senior Deacon : James Parks, Junior Deacon, R; F. Pleas- 
ants, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Wm. Nelson, Jas. J. Allen, J. J. Allison, J. Q. Anderson, T. J. Cate, Wiatt 
Cate, C. L. Cooley, John A. Cox, Alexander Dickson, J. C. Douglas, B. L. 
Durham, C. J. Freeland, Thomas J. Freeland, Dernis Heartt, William P. 
Hughs, J. F. Lyon, H. C. McCauley, William McCown, S. P. Moore, A. C. 
Murdock, D. A. Montgomery, J. M. Palmer, J. H. Parish, Henry Richards, 

F. V. White, W. J. Fre^and, W. N. Strayhorn, E. M. Scott, G. W. Tate, 
J. A. McMannin, John McCracken, R. F. Morris, D. T. Gordon, T. S. Cate, 
J. T. HoUoway, R. N. Hall, C. Wilson, H. K. Nash, W. S. Long, Samuel 
Hanner, Levi Whitehead, W B. Lvnch, Giles Allison, J. Nichols, W. B. Gor- 
don, Pride Jones, J. M. Wolf, W. C. Roberts, Thomas Webb, Thomas Lynch, 
Joseph Allison, W. J. Freeland, G. M. Hazell, George C. Pickard, W. H. 
Brown, H. C. Strowd, J. W. Hall, J. A. Compton, C. W. Cheek, B. Cheek, 
W. S. Atkins, John Berry, John Culbreth, W. Dickson, L. W. Hall, James 
W. Lea, J. S. Mo^re, T. J. Strayhorn, J. C. Turner, Samuel B. Woods, James 
S. Watson, J. C. Webb, E. S. Hester, Thomas Simpson, J. H. Speed, W. J. 
Walker, Isariah Damrons, J. R. Gattis, A. C. Compton. . 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 
Hon. F. Nash, Hon. J. L. Bailey, George Laws, C. M. Latimer, J. Mc- 
Cown, Edward Strudtvick, D. D. Phillips, Antonio DeMartin. 

Initiated, 12 ; passed, 10 ; raised, 9 ; rejected, 2 ; suspended, Q j expelled, 0 ; 
died, 1 ; residents not members, 8 ; whole number, 97. 

Regular time of meeting, first Friday night in every month, Tuesday night 
of every County Court. 



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WIDOW'S SON LODGE, NO. 75, CAMDEN C. H. 

OFFICERS : 

Thomas Palmer, "Worshipful Master ; E. L. Dozier, Senior Warden ; W. 
B. Ferebe«, Junior Warden ; Samuel B. Tillett, Treasurer ; Enoch Sawyer, 
Secretary ; Joseph Ferebee, Senior Deacon ; Joseph L. Morrisett, Junior Dea- 
con ; Tully S. Morrisett, Tyler. 

MEMBERS: 

Walter R. Forbes, Philip Dozier, Mahchi J. Morrisett, Jos. A. Spencer, 
James M. Gregory, James Chamberlin, Jo. B. Tillett, C. P. Walston, Jos. S. 
Jones, D. H. Tillett, D. Burgess, Samuel W. Gregory, D. Duncan, Dr. S. J}. 
Gncp, W. Wilson, M. S. Morrisett, S. P. Wilson, E. Mercer, J. B. Jones, J. 
W. Hinton, % C. Humphries, H. E. Baxter, Dr. R, K. Spead, W. R. Spence, J. 
B. Lea, C. W. Grandy, T. Lewis, L. Gregory, L. P. Morrisett, N". McPherson 
W. W. Sawye-, J. C. Ferebee, J. M. Ferebee, J. A. Taylor, W. H. Eigs, L,' 
Lamb, A. Gallop, D, Morrisett, J. Wilson, Dr. W. H. Courl, T. Sanderlin, 
E. Berry, W. T. Hinton, A. Dozier, W. Williams, J. Halstead, W. S. Mer- 
cer, Dr. L. K. Saunders, F. Yaughan, J. B. Dix, J. Sawyer, J. L. Morrisett, 
W. C. Mercer, Spence Gregory, W. Sanderlin, Isaac H. Tillett. 

Initiated, 2 ; passed, 1 ; raised, 1 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 } 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 12 ; died, 0 j residents not members, 5 ; whole num- 
ber. 66. 

Regular time of meeting, second Saturday in every month. 

GREENSBORO' LODGE, NO. 76, GREENSBORO'. 

OFFICERS: 

John F. Howlett, Worshipful Master ; John L. Cole, Senior Warden ; 
Robert P. Dick, Junior Warden; M. S. Sherwood, Secretary ; David Mc- 
Knight, Treasurer ; John A. Pritchett, Senior Deacon ; A. M. Birch, J unior 
Deacon ; J oseph Spears, Tyler. 

MEMBERS. 

Peter Adams, William Adams, George M. Adams, Dr. E. Albright, George 
Albright, H. H. Brady, O. Boon, K. M Coble, D. P. Coble, J. M. Climer, N. 
G. Crier, John Crier, C. C. Cole, B. L. Cole, J. J. Chitty, C. A. Colby, John 
R. Coe, Stephen Clark, Rev. C. F. Deems, T. Davis, William A. Dunn, Wm. 
Archer, J. B. Balsley, J. P. Denny, F. A. Dowler, J. D. Donnell, John Eudy, 
R. W. Denny, W. C. A. Frerichs, C. M. Flinn, A. B. Gardner, Isaac H. 
Gardner, Grafton Gardner, R. W. Glenn, J. E. Gamble, E. T. Garrett, A. T. 
Gorrell, B. G. Graham, D. P. Gregg, J. B. Gretter, J. W. Howlett, Jos. A. 
Houston, John Hiatt, L. J. Hawley, R. C. Hiatt, Nathan Hiatt, 3SF. H. Han- 
ner, W. S. Hill, J. F. Hoskins, E. Hauser, James F. Jollee, James Kirkman, 
J. Kuhl, David Korsy, Jus. Kirkpatrick, B. D. Johnson, J. H. Livingston, 



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J. H. Lindsay, Jr., J.H. Lindsay, S. Lander, J. K. McLean, John A. Moring, 
C. M. Mooring, W. P. Mooring, John B. Marsh, W. E. McCuiston, W- D. 
McMurray, W. J. McOonnell, Eli O. Macey, K. D. McCuiston, W. A. 
McKinnie, J. Marsh, A. P. Newhart, J. D. Poindexter, H. H. Prather, W, J. 
Parker, Thos. J. Patrick, E. P. Powell, J. W. Parker, W. G. Scott, B. II. 
Stanmire, L. Sommerell, John Stewart, P. C. Scott, T. J. Sandridge, H. 
Schneider, C. A. Shults, A. P. Sperry, C. A. Sperry, J. D. Springs, Joseph 
Shelton, D. N. Sherwood, S. M. Simpson, B, D. Thorn, D. M. Thorn, Peter 
Thurston, Isaac Thornburg, William Tate, S. W. Westbrooks, Jos. A. Weath- 
erly, Alphonso Whittington, Albert Whittington, T. M. Whittington, F, W. 
Watson, Samuel White, W. A. Winbourne, S. V. Young, E. G. Watson, G. 
White, H. J. Warren, W. Wilson, B. H. Massy, W. M. Young. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS. 
Hon. J. M. Dick, Balph Gorrell, Lyndon Swaim, C. P. Mendenhall, David 
Scott, Sr., J. T. Dodson, W. H. Gumming, Joab Hiatt, M. Jordan, Bev. L. S. 
Burkhead, Bev. 1ST. H. D. Wilson, J. J. Collier, James W. Dick, James A. 
Long. 

Initiated, 8 ; passed, 8 ; raised, 10 ; rejected, 2 ; suspended, 0; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 1 ; withdrawn, 4 ; died, 3 ; residents not members, 13 ; whole num- 
ber, 134. 

Begular rceetings are held on the first Saturday night in each month, and 
Tuesday night of Superior and County Courts. 

SHARON LODGE, NO. 78, GREENVILLE. 

OFPICEBS : 

Wm. T. Marsh, Worshipful Master ; James D. Doughty, Senior Warden ; 
Wm. L. Cherry, Junior Warden ; S. E. Milburn, Senior Deacon ; John J. 
Nobles, Junior Deacon ; Jas. Murray, Secretary ; Wm. J. Evans, Treasurer; 
Franklin Bell, Tyler. 

MEMBEBS : 

Marshall Dickenson, Goold Hoyt, Jos. Worsley, Bynum Teal, S. S, Spain, 
H. C. Jordan, J. Adams, Hardy Johnson, C. Bountree, J. C. C. Jenkins, B 
Stokes, L. Barnhill, M. Spier, Sidney Daniels, Simon Congleton, Willie Cobb, 
Titus Allen, Willie Nobles, Caleb Cannon, Peter Beeves, Thomas A. Gorham, 
Henry Fleming, Myer Bice, Jos. Braddy, W. L. Mooring, Hyman Langley, 
H. G. Barnhill, Ed. C. Yellowly, Henry Brown, John G. James, Wm. M. 
Brown, M. Long, Wm. M. Crisp, T. B. Cherry, James O. Cherry, J. W. 
Nobles, Sam'l Brown, Henry Martin, Henry Wilkes, Wm. C. Brown, Arch. 
Beddard, B. S. Fife, B. G. Albritton, Benjamin Brown, A. G. Jordan, W.- S. 
Hanrahan. 



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RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 

James S. Clark, C. Perkins, George "W. Johnson, F. B. Satterthwaite, J . 
S. Brown, G. B. teingeltary, Charles Green, James T. McClenahan. 

Initiated, 0 ; passed, 0 ; raised, 0 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; ad- 
mitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 6; died, 5; residents not members, 8; whole num- 
ber, 54. 

ZION LODGE, NO. 81, TRENTON. 

OFFICERS: 

John Shackleford, Worshipful Master ; Francis Merritt, Senior "Warden ; 
J. M. F. Bhodes, Junior Warden ; Calvin Koonce, Treasurer ; Benjamin 
Brock, Jr. , Secretary ; J. H. Nethercut, Senior Deacon, J. N. Hyman, Ju- 
nior Deacon; John Q. Mallard, Tyler ; Wm. K. Chambers, and R. J. R< 
Hatch, Stewards. 

MEMBERS : 

J- M, Gunn, A,' H. Johnson, Wm. A. Cox, John S. Koonce, Wil- 
lim B. Becton, Simon E. Koonce, William P. Ward, P. M., William F. Hug- 
gins, E. W. Haywood, R. F. Green, J. C. B. Koonce, E. D. Jones, J. F. Fish- 
er, William McDaniel, F. B. Harrison, P. M., E. B. Isler, F. Strickland, J as. 
G. Stanly, E. S. F. Giles, A. G. Eubanks, Benjamin Smith, John 11. Jones, 
L. G. Woodward, Lewis Hargett. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 

Thomas J. Whitaker, E. F. B. Koonce, K. P. Harman". 

Initiated, 1 ; passed, I ; raised, 1 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 2 ; died, 2 ; residents not members, 3 ; whole num- 
ber, 31. 

Regular time of meeting, 3rd Saturday in every month. 

MT. MOEIAH LODGE, NO. 82, STATE SVILLE. 

OFFICERS: 

r E. M. Campbell, Worshipful Master ; A. K. Simon ton, Senior Warden, W . 
M. Campbell, Junior Warden ; O. Gillespie, Treasurer ; Hugh Kelly, Secre- 
tary ; Hugh Reynolds, Senior Deacon ; T. J. Pond, Junior Deacon; James 
F. Harbin, Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

R. M. Allison, T. J. Armstrong, J. M. Brawley, II. W. Ayer, W. Deaton, 
D. D. Dougherty, H. F. Elliott, F. M. Eidson, Edwin Falls, W. B. Grant, M. 
L. Gunn, R. M. Johnson, W. L. Jenkins, T. J. W. Kerr, J. F. Long, J. W. 
Long, A. R. Laurence, A. Lentz, W. L. Davidson, A. W. Jamison, W. F.- 

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Morrison, W. S, Neil, W. T. Eickert, S. J. Eickert, A. Bbyne, W. B. Smith, 
James Sloan, J. E. Simonton, E. F. Simonton, P. M., W. H. Sanford, W.S. 
Tate, W. F. Wasson, W. H. Watts. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 
J. H. McLaughlin, Jacob Davis, J. A. Hendricks. 

Initiated, 11 ; passed, 9 ; raised, 9 ; rejected, 2 ° suspended, 0; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 3 ; withdrawn, 1 ; died, 2 ; residents not members, 3 j whole num- 
ber, 41. 

Eegular time of meeting, 2nd Friday night of every month, and Tuesday 
night of each Court, and the 24th of June, and 27th of December. 

LAFAYETTE LODGE, NO. 83, JACKSONVILLE. 

OFFICEES : 

E. W. Ward, "Worshipful Master ; E. W. Montfort, Senior Warden ; G. 
J. Ward, Junior Warden ; A. J Johnston, Secretary ; O. Huggins, Treasur- 
er ; F. Frazle, Senior Deacon ; W. P. Pelliter, Junior Deacon ; W. E. Burns, 
Tyler ; J. O. Frazle, and J. S. Shivan, Stewards. 

MEMBEBS: 

E. Murrill, Jr., E. W. Fonville, M. L. F. Eecld, C. B. Glover, W. E. 
Shivan, D. Marshall, W. D. Humphrey, Samuel Shepard, E. F. B. Koonce> 
Benjamin Grier, E. F. Williams, D. N. Cox, L. W. Humphrey, E. W. San-, 
ders, C. S. Hewill, J. E. Shivan, J. L. Bryan, L. 0. Henderson, A. J. Mur-? 
rill, L. O. Fonville, J. J. Ellis, J. 1ST. Sanders, W. L. Stephens, H. W. King, 
E. S. McLean, J. F. Murrill, J. B. Frazle, J. E. Fonville, B. Hansley, Jno. 
Cook, F. S. Humphrey, J. H. Fov,D. A. Humphrey, B. B. Barry, B. F. Pel. 
liter, B. W. Fonville, Jonas Jones, D. W. Jenkin, 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 
A. J. Hurst, W. L. McDonald. 

Iniated, l ; passed, 2; raised, 2 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, lj expelled, 1 j ad* 
mitted 1 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 3 ; residents not members, 2 ; whole number, 48. 
Regular time of meeting, 2nd Saturday in each and every month. 

FELLOWSHIP LODGE, NO. 84, SMITHFIELD, 

OFFICEES : 

Euffin D. Atkinson, Worshipful Master ; William H. Avera, Senior War- 
den ; K. M. <J. Williamson, Junior Warden ; Alfred Holland, Secretary ; E. 
Sanders, Treasurer ; Troy P. Woodall, Senior Deacon ; David S. Avera, Ju- 
nior Deacon ; Z, Hill, Tyler. 



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MEMBERS : 

E. Rogers, William B. Sanders, Dr. A. E. Telfair, W. Earp, John C. Cod- 
ner, P. M., William H. Cullom, II . H. Atkinson, H, B. Watson, P. M., C. J. 
Binghams, Ray Phillips, Rev. P. J. Carraway, L. B. Godwin. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 
David Lunceford, P. Richardson, Walter R. Moore. 

Initiated, 2 ; passed, 1] raised, 0 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 1; expelled 2 ; ad- 
mitted, 0; withdrawn, 2; died, 1; residents not members, 3 5 whole num- 
ber, 23. 

Regular time of meeting, 2nd Saturday in each month, and on St. John's 
days. 

MORNING STAR LODGE, NO. 85, NASHVILLE. 

OFFICERS: 

B. H. Sorsby, Worshipful Master ; R. D. Wells, Senior Warden ; J. J. 
Drake, Junior Warden ; J. H. Rackley, Treasurer ; J. J. D. Taylor, Secreta- 
ry ; W. W. Weaver, Senior Deacon ; E. EL Cockrell, Junior Deacon ; R, 
Griffin, Tyler; W. S. Batchelor and Jeptha Lindsey, Stewards. 

MEMBERS s 

Benjamin H. Tester, Jordan W. Vester, William T. Arrington, John Pow- 
ell, William P. Sledge, J. J. Bunn, John E. Lindsey, Willis Barbee, W. W. 
Parker, A. J* Taylor, John H. Harrison, T. J. S. Cooper, H. Braswell, Dr. N. 
J. Pitman, W. E. Spicer, Jesse Beal, Willie H. Cooper, S. J. Batchelor, W. 
B. Bergeron, William Rentfro, G. E. B. Singletary, Sidney Bunn, H. Daniel, 
S. M. Warren, John D. Wilkerson, D. L, Matthews, Dr. John G E. Drake, 
N. W. Cooper, G. W. Ward, A. J. H. Cooper, L. 1ST. Bryant, Geo. W. Coop^ 
er, John Cook, B. H. Joyner, Calvin Cooper, R. Bergeron, N. W. Arring- 
ton, Jr., George C. Deans, G. B. Bryant, James B. Bergeron, Redmon Thorn, 
W. W. Manning, Willis Warren, T. Battle, Erancis M. Bowden, L. N. B. 
Battle, B. Daniel, W. Hopkins, Jonathan H. Edwards, W. T. Griffin, John 
H. Winstead, John P. Tillery, T. H. Scott, W. R. Williams, D. W. Wil- 
liams, B. H. Blount, Dr. John H. Drake, Benj. D. Mann, John R. Griffin, C. 
M. Joyner, J. G. Port, E. A., J. J. Williams, E. C, D. L. Hardy, E. A., J. 
E. Batchelor, S. H. Griffin, H. H. Griffin, Wm. H. Joyner. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 

Richard Short. 

Initiated, 5 ; passed, 5 ; raised, 6 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0; expelled, 0; 
admitted, 1 ; withdrawn, 4 j died, 1 ; residents not members, 1 ; whole num- 
ber, It, 

Regular time of meeting, 4th Saturday in each month. 



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ENFIELD LODGE, NO. 88, ENFIELD. 

OFFICERS : 

M. C, Whitaker, Worshipful Master ; H. Joyner, Senior Warden ; N. 
Cutchin, Junior Warden; J. R. Mason, Secretary ; J. R. Pope, Treasurer ; 
J. H. Whitaker, Senior Deacon : J. P. McAnlifF, Junior Deacon ; Jam^s 
Stallings, Tyler; William Bryant, and E. P. Holton, Stewards. 

MEMBERS : 

Thomas L. B. Gregory, M. L. Wiggins, W T illiam Burnett, A. McDaniel, 
T. Davis, Thomas Howington, L. W. Batchelor, W. T. Ellinor, A. Crowell, 
L. H. Whitaker, S. E. Carlisle, Elisha Willie, W. H. G. Sykes, J. P. Mc- 
Anliff, A. M. Jones, N. H. Murphy, E. P. Holton, J. E. Pittman. J. J. Wes- 
try, James A. Pope, William Bryant, J. A. L. Comann, Beddie Stallings, 
John H. Harrison, C. B. Corbitt, L. J. Ellinor, John P. Tillery, R. Stal- 
lings, L. J. Ellinor. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 
Jas. Stamper, E. Crowell, James H. Parker, Elijah Pope. 
Initiated 3 ; passed 0 j raised 0 ; rejected 0 ; suspended 0 ; expelled 0 j ad- 
mitted 1; withdrawn 0; died 4 ; residents not members, 4; whole number, 41. 
Regular time of meeting, 3rd Saturday in each month. 

SKEWARKEE LODGE, NO. 90, WILLIAMSTON. 

OFFICERS: 

William W. Ward, Worshipful Master ; Samuel W. Watts, Senior War- 
den ; William H. Harrell, Junior Warden ; Turner E. Barnhill, Treasurer; 
James S. Williams, Secretary ; William W. Watts, Senior Deacon ; John 
H. Thrower, Junior Deacon ; Samuel Hatton, Tyler ; William R. Wheatley. 
and William Stevenson, Stewards. 

MEMBERS: 

William W. Andrews, R. B. Smith, Joseph Griffin, John A. Lipscomb, Ma- 
son Jones, J. Mizell, Jos. J. Martin, James Comander, Cator Abrams, John D. 
Halstead, Simon P. Everette, E. B. Forbs, Thomas R. Coffield, Robert S. Hal- 
say, L. Cooper, G. L. Moore, Lafayette Thrower, John D. Latham, William 
F. Ellis, Hardy W. Mizell, W. Robason. 

Initiated, 1 ; passed, 1 ; raised, 1 ; rejected, 1 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 1 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 0 ; whole num- 
ber, 31. 

S**-F**r **v%4 r>j meeting, 2nd Tuesday night in each mc~ ,x 



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WESTERN STAR LODGE, NO. 91, RUTHERFORDTON. 

OFFICERS : 

A. R. Bryan, "Worshipful Master; J. W. Kilpatrick, Senior "Warden; L. P. 
Erwin, Junior Warden ; Andrew Miller, Treasurer ; M. O. Dickerson, Sec- 
retary ; W. A. Turner, Senior Deacon ; A. Hamly, Junior Deacon ; E. W. 
Blackwell, Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

James EL Whitesides, Dr. T. Egerton, Garland Dickerson, J. V. Jay, C. 
Leventhrope, G. B. Ford, J. W. Harris, W. S. Mills, Thomas McKenny, W. 
D. Craton, Benjamin Hamilton, Mathew L. Davis, Dr. C. Mills. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 
E. Bryan, E. M. Eobinson, C. T. N. Davis. 

Initiated, 0; passed, 0; raised, 0; rejected, 0; suspended, 0; expelled, 0; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 3 ; whole num- 
ber, 24. 

JERUSALEM LODGE, NO. 95, HOOKERTON. 

OFFICEKS: 

John M. Patrick, "Worshipful Master ; William J. Pope, Senior Warden ; 
I. Jones, Junior Warden ; William T. Dixon, Secretary ; Bedding Harper, 
Treasurer ; Lemuel G. Lassiter, Senior Deacon ; John W. Dixon, Junior 
Deacon ; William G. Harper, Tyler ; John W. Harp, and John H. Joyner, 
Stewards. 

MEMBEBS : 

William B. Frizzle, Ashley A. Allen, F. N. Pittman, H. C. Edwards, C. T. 
Edwards, J. J. Ormands, Nathan Harrell, Jesse Hart, Franklin Thomas, Asa 
McCoy, William F. Edwards, R. D. Warren, James L. Cannaday, Calvin 
Cox, G. L., H. D. Harper, William H. Eountree, Charles Edwards, S. G. 
Abbotts, Isham Dixon, William Hooker, Edmond Brooks, Buffin Granger, 
S. Gaskins, David McEoe, Eev. Nathan A. Hooker, Dr. Jacob Hartsfield, C. 
Tucker, Henry Granger, D. A. Hill, Eev. S. W. Ormand, Noah Allen, S. 
Burton, William F. Williams, James P. Thomas, John E. Stanly, B. A. Da^ 
vis, Jr., C. Edwards, Joseph Dixon, Washington Sumrell, Samuel D. Pope, 
John Q. Jackson, Jesse T. Davis, John H. Coward, P. M., Jesse Nelson, H, 
Grady. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 
Joseph Brown, James Brown, E. E. Coward, Fletcher Ormond, 



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Initiated 3 ; passed 2 • raised 1 ; rejected 2 ; suspended 0 ; expelled 0 ; ad- 
mitted 1 ; withdrawn 1 ; died 2 : residents not members, 4 ; whole number, 59. 
Regular time of meeting, second Saturday in every month. 

ST. JOHN'S LODGE, NO. 96, KINSTON. 

OFFICERS : 

S. H/ Rountree, Worshipful Master ; Jo.hn S. Davis, Senior Warden ; W. 
W. Dunn, Junior Warden j James M. Hines, Treasurer ; John C. Coleman, 
Secretary ; Dr. James P. Bryan, Senior Deacon ; R. E. Davis, Junior Dea- 
con ; Warren Kilpatrick, Tyler; Lewis Kilpatrick, and William G. Taylor, 
Stewards. 

MEMBERS: 

H. F. Bond, William B. West, N. Hunter, J. F. J. Sutton, Jesse Cobb, J: 
Jackson, Jesse Jackson, H. W. Blount, Rev. J. P. Dunn, Amos Harvey, R. 
J. Herring, William A. Pugh, L. A. Membern, J. B. Webb, William Mose- 
ly, Simon B. Taylor, Alexander Wilson, T. A Heath, Drewry H. Phillips, 
Mathew Harvey, Henry R. Strong, C. L. Davis, James G-. Davis, Geo. W- 
Jones, T. W. Rouse, S. B. Kilpatrick, Dr. J. M. Kirkpatrick, Benjamin D. 
Frost, Wm. Cannon, Rev. E. A. Best, Dr. Le«oy Chappell, A. H. Evans, R. 
B. Taylor, Samuel J. Sutton, Wm. Sutton, R. Pope. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 

Lewis C. Dresmond, Pinkney Hardee, R. W. King, Dr. T. Woodley, J. J. 
Herring, Richard Kennedy, Benjamin F. Davidson. 

Initiated, 3 ; passed, 2 ; raised, 2 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; ad- 
mitted 2 ; withdrawn 2 ; died 0 ; residents not members, 1 ; whole number, 53. 

Regular time of meeting, second Wednesday in every month. 

WAKE FOREST LODGE, NO. 97, DUNNSVILLE. 

OFFICERS: 

Jame? S. Ray, Worshipful Master ; Josiah Yeargin, Senior Warden ; J. B. 
Lassiter, Junior Warden; P. Dunn, Treasurer ; J. H. IS or wood, Secretary ; 
Thos. Yeargin, Senior Deacon ; T. C. Robertson, Junior Deacon ; H. L. Ray, 
Tyler ; J. H. Bell, and J. 0. Jeffreys, Stewards ; Rev. W. T. Brooks, Chaplain. 

MEMBERS : 

E. E. Gill, G. W. Norwood, Rev. J. S. Purifoy, Dr. Thomas Hicks, H. A. 
Murrell, H. P. Gill, J. R. Jeffreys, J. R. Cooper, A. Young, W. L. Terrell, 
J. A. Hicks, G. B. Allen, W. A. Dunn, F. C. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 

Dr. J. B. Dunn, P. A. Dunn, J. R. Dunn, Jacob Hunter, Turner Pullen, 

W. J. Eddings, Reddick Hunter. 



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Initiated 1 ; passed 1 ; raised 0 ; rejected 0 ; suspended 0 ; expelled 0 ; ad- 
mitted 0 ; withdrawn 1 ; died 4 ; residents not members, 1 ; whole number, 31. 
Eegular time of meeting, 2d Saturday in every month. 

HIRAM LODGE, NO. 98, CLINTON. 

OFFICERS : 

Sihon B. Killett, "Worshipful Master ; "William H. Herring, Senior "War- 
den ; John Vann, Junior Warden ; A. B. Chesnut, Treasurer ; J. E. Beaman, 
Secretary ; Thos. L. Pugh, Senior Deacon ; James A. Bizzell, Junior Deacon ; 
Eli Underwood, Tyler; Hugh McAlpin, Chaplain. 

MEMBERS: 

A. B. Chesnutt, Isaiah Thompson, James M. Mosely, William C. Butler, 
John Bass, James A. Moore, John T. Molton, Fleet Cooper, Allen M. Black- 
burn, Francis Pugh, Hardy Herring, Allen Williamson, James Armstrong, 
J. K. Beaman, William H. Smith, Thomas Underwood, Thomas L. Pugh, 
James A. Bizzell, Sihon B. Killett, Amos Herring, William E. Pugh, fm. 
J. Parker, Stephen Senter, Luke A. Powell, William Williamson, Wright 
Gregory, A. E. McKoy, A, S. C. Powell, Thomas Moore, John T. Fort, P. 
W. Ballard, John G. Powell, John Vann, Jas. H.Stevens, John W. Roberts, 
D. W. Jackson, Joel Jackson, Isaac Boykin, William H. Herring, H. H, 
West, Jacob Underwood, Hugh McAlpin, E. J. Gregory, W. G. Barton, P. 
Jj. Cromartie, John Barden, J. A. R. Howard, William F. Stradeller, Eli 
Underwood, Jesse Wilson, C, T. Stevens. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 

William T. Kerby. Owen H, Johnson, Everitt Peterson, Ivy Lee, JohnK. 
Smith, H. J. Hobbs, H. A. Bizzell, John Moore, E. Bass, Wm. J. Thompson. 

Initiated, 1 ; passed, 2 ; raised, 2 ; rejected, 0 \ suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 5 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 6 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 10 ; whole num- 
ber, 51. 

Regular time of meeting, third Friday in every month. 

FULTON LODGE, NO. 99, SALISBURY. 

OFFICERS : 

D. A. Davis, Worshipful Master ; Alex. Murdock, Senior Warden ; C. A. 
Henderson, Junior Warden ; B. F. Fraley, Treasurer ; J. D. Ramsey, 
Secretary ; James Slater, Senior Deacon; R. H. Broadfield, Junior Deacon ; A. 
W. Buis, Tyler. 

MEMBERS: 

J. M. Brown, J. D. Brown, L. Blackmer, A. H. Caldwell, J. H. Coffman, 
tf*ity?ns Orawford, Jos. F. Chambers, James W. Clark, Jacob Correll, J. M. 



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Coffin, Jacob A. Davis, James H. Ennis, John W. Ellis, Henry S. Gorman, 
Bichard Harrison, A. G. Holder, G. W. Harris, A. M. Henderson, Kobert E. 
Love, William Lambeth, E. Myers, M. S. McKenzie, A. J. Mock, "William 
Murdock, Hugh Murdock, E. W. Mills, Kev. E. S. Moran, A. M. Nesbett, 
William Overman, William Kouzee, T. P. Eicaud, C. L. Partee, John I. 
Shaver, H. C. Simonton, J. D. Sheck, J. J. Sumerill, Charles D. Smith, E. 
H. Smith, John Steel, P. C. Shaffer, W. L. Saunders, M. L. Sloop, E. Slater, 
M. Whitehead, Obediah Woodson, John A. Weirman, John A. Welch, W. 
Dowler, P. C, John L. Headric, E. A., Wilson Williams, E. A., E. G. Mc- 
Lean, E. A., E. B. Patterson, E. A., J. B. Parris, E. A. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 

E. P. Bessent, J. M. Happoldt, M. Myers, A. Myers, B. E. Moor, I. Eey- 
nolds, H. W. Sossman, James C. Turner. 

Initiated 9 ; passed 1 ; raised t> ; rejected 1 ; suspended 0 ; expelled 0 ; ad- 
mitted 4 ; withdrawn 2 ; died 0 ; residents not members, 8 ; whole number, 55, 

Regular time of meeting, first Friday night in every month, Tuesday night 
of every Court, and feast of St. John, Evangelist. 

WARREN LODGE, NO. 101, KENANSVILLE. 

OFPICEES ; 

N. J. Parrior, Worshipful Master 5 J. D. Stanford Senior Warden; D. M. 
Mclntire, Junior Warden ; J. Chesnutt, Treasurer ; J. J. Whitehead, Secreta- 
ry ; J- P- Charles, Senior Deacon ; J. H. Judge, Junior Deacon ; L. G. Bass, 
Tyler ; P. Merritt, Steward. 

MEMBEES : 

«t. D. Carr, William Farrior, T. J. Carr, O. E. Kinnan, J. W. Hall, G. S'. 
Carr, George Smith, J. G. Branch, J. E. Swinson, B. Witherington, James 
Cannon, Oliver Herring, H. B. Whitfield, Jesse Lanier, G. W. Wallis, George 
Taylor, J. W. Peterson, John J. Bizzell, William Murray, G. W. Lamb, T. 
E. Shepard, J. H. Brewer, A. M. Eackley, Abner Eobinson, William B. Mid- 
dleton, George Cooper, H. G. Maxwell. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 

J. B. Kelly, E. S. Stanly, A. T. Stanford, J. D. Pearsall, W. H. Stetson, 
James Southerland, J. B. Hussey, T. J. Kinneair, JST. Hall, W. A. Allen, J. 
Maxwell, W. M. Kenneday. L. Oates. 

Initiated, 8 ; passed, 8 ; raised, 6 ; rejected, 2 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 1 ; withdrawn, 1 ; died, 3 ; residents not members, 13 ; whole num- 
ber, 49. 

Eegular tim£ of meeting, Saturday before the 2d Sunday in each and evety 
month. 



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COLUMBUS LODGE, NO. 102, PITTSBORO'. 

OFFICEES : 

"William S. Gunter, Worshipful Master ; L. J. Merritt, Senior "Warden ; 
J. A. Alston, Junior Warden ; Jos. Thompson, Secretary ; J. C. Dennis, 
Treasurer ^William Hathcock, Senior Deacon ; J. J. Knight, Junior Deacon ; 
W. D. C. Kiddle, Tyler ; J. McEllington, and E. G. Eubanks, Stewards. 

MEMBEKS: 

Dr. J. A. Hanks, J. S. McClenahan, W. A. Nash, W. T. Fox, John Neal, 
Dr. S. McClenahan, Alsey Murray, H. H. Burke, P. McCoy, J. J. Jackson, 
R. Mcintosh, J. W. Hatch, W. Harris, William Carter, G. E. Griffith, H. H. 
Hatch, E. J. Hatch, Isaac Long, E. Ferrell, S. Yarborough, J. Q. A. Leach, 
A. Eubanks, J. C. Poe, O; A. Steadman, 1ST. A. Eamsey, A Gattis, J. A. 
McDonald, J. W. Holt, W. D. Kirksey, W. B. Eichardson, Wesley Pender- 
grass, M. McCollum, William C. Steadman, A. P. Stroud, H. H. Yeargin, B. 
C. Cotten, Jr., A. Brooks, S. Henley, Jonathan Lamb, J. W. B. Lassiter, J. 
W. Hackney, J. T. McClenahan, J. W. Taylor, J. B. McClenahan, 1ST. S. 
Burke, Jos. Eosser, John Walker, Jesse Milliken, William N". Poe, Jos. J. 
Taylor, William McClenahan, Carney B. Clegg, W. J. Sloan, J. W. Tinnin, 
O. S. Poe, A. J. Marks, O. Newlin. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 
Willliam P. Taylor, D. Murden, E. P. Bibb. 

Initiated, 4 ; passed, 2 ; raised, 1 ; rejected, 4 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; ad- 
mitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 2 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 3 ; whole num- 
ber, 67. 

Eegular time of meeting, first Tuesday evening in each month ; Tuesday of 
each county and superior Court, and 24th June and 27th December. 

PASQUOTANK LODGE, NO. 103, ELIZABETH CITY. 

OFFICEES. 

Eev. T. J. Boggs, Worshipful Master ; W. B. Eeid, Senior Warden; Jos. 
Commander, J unior Warden ; S, D. Cartwright, Secretary ; Edward Berry, 
Treasurer ; J. B. Dyer, Senior Deacon ; W. W. Burgess, J unior Deacon ; A. 
W. Burcher, Tyler. 

MEMBEES : 

P. Vaughan, M. Sanderlin, C. Trublood, James N. Turner, M. S, Sawyer, 

C. C. Green, J. H. Pool, T/B. Cobb, C. W. Grandy, Jr., W. W. Williams, S. 

D. Grice, T. Gray, Eobert White, Jos. Simmons, J. B. Tearing, James W. 
Hinton, George Musgrave, George W. Brooks, F. A. Brothers, B. T. Miller, 
F. C, John T. B. C. Cohn, F. C, Martin W. Cobb, E. A., John B. Lyon, F. 
C, W. E. Vaughan, F. C, P. C. Williams, E. A. 

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RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 

John C Ehringhaus, George W. Kellinger, T. Hunter, John Pool, P. A. 
R. C. Cohn, F. S. Proctor, William T. Hinton, W. J. Lamb, P. M. E. K. 
Speed, John S. Burgess, Luke Gregory, L. K. Sanders, A. L. Butt, W. H. 
Clark, "W. P. Mathews, John A. Benbury, E. A., William Lyon. 

Initiated, 7 ; passed, 5 ; raised, one ; rejected, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; suspended, 0 • 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 17 ; whole num- 
ber, 33. 

Regular time of meeting, second Thursday evening in every month, on the 
anniversary of St. John the Baptist, and St. John the Evangelist. 

ORR LODGE, NO. 104, WASHINGTON. 

OFFICERS : 

William A. Potts, Worshipful Master; John E. Leggott, Senior Warden; 
Charles H. Latham, Junior Warden ; Thomas Shaw, Treasurer ; Thomas J. 
Latham, Secretary ; F. J. Gardner, Senior Deacon ; Samuel B. Waters, Ju- 
nior Deacon ; Joseph A. Farrow, Tyler ; Rev. Edwin Geer, and Rev. Israel 
Harding, Chaplains. 

MEMBERS: 

Jeremiah Abbott, H. P. Allen, Abram Baerman, Wm. W. Brown, N. G. 
Beacham, John L. Brown, James Cahoon, R. C. Cherry,, W. M. Cherry, J. 
R. Cherry, John Duffy, Henry Dimock, F. C, James Ellis, William J. Elli- 
son, David H. Farrow, James H. Farrow, Ephraim Guaffer, Henry L Gay- 
lord, M. M. Gray, Caswell Gradeless, John S. Hawks, Henry Hodges, John 
G. Hodges, E. D. Hover, Edwin G. Hodges, Lewis H. Hodges, Noah B. Hod- 
ges, John Harris, William L. Kennedy, George A. Latham, John McGowan, 
Chas. G. Meyer, Robert Munroe, E. H. Putnam, Nathaniel Potter, John B. 
Ross, Thomas D. Smaw, D. A. Satterthwaite, P. P. Spencer, John T. Wil • 
kerson, Adam Warner, Charles G. Buchanan, John B. Bonner, Charles W. 
Bonner, Joshua L. Bell, William V. Bonner, Henry Carrow, Norton W. 
Cook, R. A. Chancey, William B. Campbell, John D. Dowdy, F. J. Daven- 
port, William H. D. Everstein, Samuel H. Forbes, J oseph W. Gaskill, M. R. 
Gooding, J. W. Gilgo, Joseph J. Hinton, H. F. Hancock, William A. Har- 
ris, H. G. Jollie, David W. Jones, Dempsey H. Latham, Samuel W. Lucas, 
James Longman, William M. Marsh, N. B. Mitchell, Thomas L. Perry, N. 
Robason, Oscar F. Rue, John W. Small wood, William Shaw, Jr., Benjamin 
M. Selby, J. W. Satchwell, B. F. Styron, John C. Tooley, Hugh Foland, J. 
F. Tompkins, Daniel Wharton, James H. Williams. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS I 
James Ellison, Sr., T. Small wood, Jesse B. Lucas, Daniel B. Perry, A. G. 
Wilson, T. P. Ricaud, John A. Stanly, James H. Williams, William Shaw, 



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Sr., George A. Faires, Alfred Latharn, Samuel Smallwood, J. F. King, S. A. 
O. Daniel, Joshua Tayloe, "William Farrow, H. A. Ellison, F. B. Satterth- 
waite, James W. Bedding, James McCluer. 

Initiated 9 ; passed. 10 ; raised, 9 ; rejected, 6 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 16; died, 2 j residents not members, 20 j whole num- 
ber, 110. 

Eegular time of meeting, second and third Tuesdays in each month. 

PERQUIMONS LODGE, NO. 106, HERTFORD. 

OFFICEKS : 

Jos. G. Granberry, Worshipful Master ; William Felton, Senior Warden ; 
M. 0. Jordan, Junior Warden ; D. Barcliff, Secretary ; B. Morris, Treasurer ; 
John W. Albertson, Senior Deacon ; A. J. Ownly, Junior Deacon ; John G. 
Berry, Tyler. 

MEMBEES: 

Jos. M. Cox, P. M., Willis H. Bagley, P. M., Darius White, M. S. Berry, 
M. D. Hathaway, Exum Stokes ; James L. Gatling, Richard Felton, James C. 
Skinner, Edward B.Sutton, Josiah H. White, Watson White, H. H. Skin- 
ner, Bev. William Grant, Wm. Small, Dr. B. C. Jenkins, Dr. Jos. T. Smith, 
Dr. S. W. Street, W. M. Fleetwood, Samuel Sutton, W. 1ST. Saunders, A. L. 
Butt, Bev. John A. Doll, Sol. Eason, James W. Mullen, Bev. Joi. H. Bed- 
dick, J. B. White, Jesse C. Jacocks, Bev. Thomas H. Pritchard, Bev Thomas 
L. Williams, Bev. D. V. Etheridge, Whitaker Myers, Bev. Wm. G. Williams, 
Nathan Newby, Charles B. Stokes, Jesse Wilson. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 

Edwin Brace, F. Nixon, Sr., Wilson Beed, John L. Ferrill, N. Winslow, 
William Nixon, Dr. John N. Butt, N. Bagley. 

Initiated, 2 ; passed, 2 ; raised, 2 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 4 j withdrawn, 0 ; died, 4 ; residents not members, 8 ; whole num- 
ber, 60. 

Begular time of meeting, first Saturday in every month, and the second 
Mondays in February, May, August and November, also the third Monday 
after the fourth in September and March, and the anniversary of St. John's. 

CLINTON LODGE, NO. 107, YANCEYVILLE. 

OFFICEBS : 

John A. Graves, Worshipful Master ; Albert A. Pattillo, Senior Warden j 
Wyatt Walker, Junior Warden ; Dr. Allen Gunn, Treasurer; Jesse C. Grif- 
fith, Secretary ; Calvin D. Vernon, Senior Deacon ; William H. Chiles, Ju- 
nior Deacon ; James M. Jones, Tyler. 



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MEMBEKS : 

"William Fretwell, Anderson Willis, Dr. K M. Eoan, Bichard Ferguson. 
W. S. Watlington, John W. Cobb, Dr. W. H. Henderson, Charles K. Kice, 
Thomas H. Hatchett, John S. Graves, Samuel B. Blackwell, "Whitson G. 
Blackwell, Samuel B. Cobb, Dr. Tliomss C. Dodson, Franklin Graves, F. L. 
Warren, George W. Pinnix, Dr. James T. Ward, Stephen A. Eice, Thomas 
W. Graves, Wm. H. Eice, Wm. E. Neal, John Kerr, William M. Lloyd, 
Dr. James K. Pinnix, E. P., A. Slade, C. W. West, Benjamin H. Carter, Dr. 
Thomas J. Watlington, William P. Brown, Joseph M. Swift, Anthony S. 
Williamson, William J, Totten, Bichard Maynard, Dr. John D. Wemple, 
Dr. H. Terrell, Michael Noland, Eufus L. Wright. William Hopkins, E. P., 
William F. Butler, A. B. Walker, Dudly Y. Murphy, F. A. Wiley, Samuel 
S .Harrison, Willaoe A. Dameron, S. F. Murray, S. N. Dunn. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 

Owen C. Fowler, Elijah Graves, E. P., Thompson T. Watlington, L. Fells, 
Wm. Corbitt. 

Initiated, 3 ; passed, 3 ; raised, 3 ; rejected, 0 ; buspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 0 ; wihdrawn, 1 ; died, 1 ; residents not members, 5 ; whole num- 
ber, 60. 

Eegular time of meeting, the second Wednesday night in each month, and 
Tuesday night of each Court week, and St. John's days. 

ST. JOHN'S LODGE, NO. 110, SMITHVILLE 

OFFICEES : 

Archibald M. Guthrie, Worshipful Master ; Benjamin D. Merrill, Senior 
Warden ; Daniel K. Bennett, Junior Warden ; Jesse G. Drew, Secretary ; 
John B. Price, Treasurer ; P. Priolean, Senior Deacon ; Thomas M. Wil- 
liams, Junior Deacon ; Lewis Jones, Tyler. 

MEMBEES : 

S. Langdon, Eufus Galloway, J. Matthews, Joseph Davis, Samuel Bell, J. 
Stanaland, John C. Swain, David Gilbert, Thos. G. Drew, Jacob A. S. Price, 
Eobert W. Woodside, Lewis A. Galloway, John Mercer, Wm. E. Sellars, G. 
Hooper, James Easters, Solomon Bennett, George W. Swain, C. C. Mercer, S. 
D. Thruston, W. F. Clegg, John E. Woodside, George T. Leonard, James T. 
Newton, John F. Pigott. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 
John W. Galloway, Francis Morse, James Biggs, William Matthews, C. 
G. Dosher, S. S. Grissom, T. McKeither, S. C. Sleight, M. Biggs, W. G. 
Curtis. 

Initiated, 5 ; passed, 5 ; raised, 5 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 1 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 9 ; withdrawn, 6 ; died, 2 ; residents not members, 10 ; whole num- 
ber, 33. 



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WENTWORTH LODGE, NO. Ill, WENTWORTH. 

OFFICERS : 

K Felts, Worshipful Master ; C. H. Duffer, Senior Warden ; Leven Minor, 
Junior Warden; William M. Ellington, Secretary; D. K. Humphreys, 
Treasurer ; William McCholister, Senior Deacon ; William F. Johnson, Ju- 
nior Deacon ; J. Q. Montgomery, Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

P. W. Archer, Brown Thompson, George M. Burton, J. T. Bartee, Bed- 
ford A. Crafton, R. A. Ellington, William L. Griffin, E. W. Hancock, J. 
Holderby, Richard Johnson, R. G. Johnson , Gilbert A. Lowe, J. W. S. Lowe, 
R. N. Lowe, A. N. Lowe, L. L. Lowe, J. R. McLean, James C. Moore, T. 
C. Moore, Anderson H. Moore, N. F. Reid, R. C. Richardson, James Reid, 
J. B. Whittemore, C. T. Harville, John R. Raine, John W. Ellington, Jr. 

Initiated, 4 ; passed, 3 ; raised 3 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 1 ; residents not members, 0 ; whole num- 
ber, 35. 

Regular time of meeting, Saturday night before the first Sunday in every 
month, and Tuesday night in each Court week. 

PERSON LODGE, NO. 113, ROXBORO'. 

OFFICERS : 

C. L. Winstead, Worshipful Master; Johh A. Bailey, Senior Warden ; J. 
H. Brent, Junior Warden; Jones Drumwright, Treasurer; Robert Daniel, 
Secretary ; Wm. R. W ebb, Senior Deacon ; Robert Bailey, J unior Deacon ; 
S. L. Wilds, Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

John Baircl, George H. Daniel, John J. Ellison, John W. Hunt, W. F. 
Reade, E. G. Reade, C. H. Jordan, P. M., Rev. J. P. Moore, Rev. William 
0. Reid, Dr. C. H. Bradsher, Wm. Bradsher, John Barnett, John A. Burnett, 
J. Barnett, G, L. Forain, A. Forain, Mordecai Fuller, Wm. Daniel, S. Wins- 
tead, J. R. Marable, Booker B. Link, Alexander Walker, Robert Bailey, J. C. 
Vanhook, Jr., Thomas H. Nelson, T. W. Yellock, Chesley Hamlin, James H. 
Woody, Jas. M. Winstead, Allen A. Lunsford, E. Ramey, R. Moore, B. R. 
Moore, John Jones, Robt. Trim, B. P. Wagstaff, Jerrie Dixon, John Trim, 
Jas. M. Wilkerson, A. J. Stone, S. O. Brent, John Pierce, John A. Baird, B. 
S. Allen, George Gray, J. Philpot, J. L. Harris, T. Philpot, Wm. H. Smith, 
Jonathan Terrell, Wm. Moore. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 

G. Traynham, Thos. T. Satterfield, Green B. Southerland, P. W. Archer, 
A. R. Moore. 



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Initiated, 14 ; passed, 11 ; raised, 11 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 2 ; died, 2 ; residents not members , 5 ; whole num- 
ber, 59. 

Eegular time of meeting, third Saturday evening in each month. 

ST. ALB AN' S LODGE, NO. 114, ROBESON. 

OFFICERS : 

J. R. Carter, Worshipful Master ; J. A. Rowland, Senior "Warden ; A. 
McPhail, Junior Warden; Jas. Blount, Treasurer; A. D. Brown, Secretary; 
W. P. Moore, Senior Deacon ; Joseph Bruce, Junior Deacon ; W. Lamon, 
Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

Wiley Alford, J. W. Alford, J. M. L. Alford, M. McN. Alford, G, H. 
Atkinson, Dr. J. A. Barnes, Henry Bullock, Robert Byrd, Joseph Bruce, R. 
Birthright, Freeman Broadweli, Wm. J. Brown, John A. Davis, R, S. 
French, P. M., H. H. Fullmore, H. R. Francis, Benj. L. Floyd, John T. Har- 
rington, C. Johnson, Benjamin Inman, John S. Little, E. V. B. Lee, J. 
C. Moore, Hector McNeill, H. F. Pitman, Hector McNeill, Jr., J. J. Mc- 
Lauchlin, Neill McNair, A. McMillan, Elias Mitchell, N. Q. McLeod, H. H. 
McLeod, William McDuffie, E. A., Peter A. McEachin, J. B. McRae, R. J. 
Millsap, M. McR. McLelland, A. Rowland, M. T. Sealey, James Sealey, S. 
Sealey, N. T. Sealey, Jeremiah Smith, F. C, David Townsend, J. W. Towns- 
end, R. E. Troy, P. M., G. C. Taylor, John Winslow, Eli Wishart, P. M., 
Rev. John Williams, E. Lee Ward, R. W. Taylor. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 

Thos. A. Norment, Henry T. Pope, Dr. M. E. McNeill, F. R. McNeill, W. 
A. Rodgers, J. N. Crosby, George W. Daffron, W. S. Fowlkes, J. B. Wil- 
liams, D. H. Sherell, Rev. P. J. Carraway. 

Initiated, 7 ; passed, 7 ; raised, 6 ; rejected, 6 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; ad- 
mitted, 0; withdrawn, 1; died, 2; residents not members, 11; whole num- 
ber, 70. 

Regular time of meeting, second and fourth Saturday of each month. 

HOLLY SPRINGS, NO. 115, HOLLY SPRINGS. 

OFFICERS: 

D. H. Stephenson, Worshipful Master; James Rogers, Senior Warden ; J. 
M. Jones, Junior Warden ; A. S. Utley, Treasurer ; S. M. Utley, Secretary ; 
William R. Stephenson, Senior Deacon ; D. S. Stinson, Junior Deacon ; E. 
Langston, Tyler ; J. B. Winston, A. Page, Stewards. 



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MEMJBEKS : 

J. H. Adams, P. B. Burt, A. N. Betts, E. M. Brown, Allen Betts, A. J. 
Blancbard, A. K. Clements, R. A. Crowder, W. W. Clements, W. J. Clem- 
ents, W. J. W. Crowder, Thomas Dupree, Nat. Dupree, D. Fuquay, W. H. 
Francks, D. Gardner, John Gardner, N. Gardner, A. Hunter, P. M.. Isaac 
Hunter, T. J. Hunter, J. Hackaday, John L. Johnston, Austin Jones, A. 
Lashley, H. C. Lashley, A. Leslie, Rev. J. C. Marcom, K. Olive, J. Olive, L. 
Penny, Y. Penny, G. H. Parker, A. E. Rowland, G. Utley, T. J. Utley, S, 
J. Utley, A. Spence, J. Spence, W. Senter, W. H. Stinson, S. A. Smith, D. 
Smith, J. B. Stedman, R. A. Spence, S. Trulove, J. Woodward, T. J. Whiia- 
ker, R. H. Whitaker, Rev. T. G. Whitaker, A. W. Betts, A. J. Woodward, 
O. T. Williams, H. B. Holland, M. C. Utley, D. H. Smith. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 
Rev. P. W. Dowd, Rev. J. W. P. Rogers. 

Initiated, 0 ; passed, 0 ; raised, 0 ; rejected, 1 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 3 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 2 ; whole num- 
ber, 66. 

Regular time of meeting, Saturday before the 4th Sunday in each month, 
and on 24th June and 27th December. 

GERMANTON LODGE, NO. 116, GERMANTON. 

OFFICERS: 

J. B. Kingsbury, Worshipful Master j Dr. A. L. Bitting, Senior Warden ; 
W. C. Kingsbury, Junior Warden ; J. W. Bitting, Treasurer ; J. H. Bit- 
ting, Secretary ; S. C. Hill, Senior Deacon ; C. Hill, Junior DeaconJ; F. J. 
Smith, Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

Joel F. Hill, Beverly Jones, C. W. McAnnally, T. P. Hampton, W. W. 
McCanless,M. H. Gwynn, D. C. Pepper, W. G. Smith, Levi R. Gibson, C. B. 
Ogburn, D. N. Dolton, J. A. Bitting, E. B. King, W. T. Gannaway, J. S. 
Gibson, W. W. Petree, R. G. Mays, D. R. Leak, W. N. Gibson, J. M. Roth- 
rock, Abram Lewis, Joshua Bethel, J. T. Riddick, R. D. Hay, N. S. King, 
W. P. Rierson, R. D. Golding, B. L. Bitting, J. E. Shumate, John W. Cham- 
bers, D. F. Dolton, A. C. Fulps, S. B. Vawn, S. Adams, Jr., Abram Fulton. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 

M. T. Benton. 

Initiated, 3 ; passed, 1; raised, 0 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0; expelled 0 ; ad- 
mitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 1 ; whole num- 
ber, 43. 



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MOUNT LEBANON LODGE, NO. 117, WILSON. 

OFFICERS : 

Larry D. Farmer, Worshipful Master ; Albert Farmer, Senior Warden ; J. 
H. Armstrong, Junior Warden ; J. H. Barnes, Treasurer ; William Hinnant, 
Secretary; Eobt. D. Johnston, Senior Deacon; Thomas Tomlinson, Junior 
Deacon ; James Tomlinson, Tyler. 

MEMBERS: 

Joseph Barbee, W. D. Thorn, Jno. Coleman, W. D. Farmer, H. F. Barnes, 
J. W. Barnes, S. J. Barnes, A. H. Atkinson, J. J. Taylor, Irket Evans, Dr. 
Wesley Swift, Jo. Farmer, A. D. Farmer, B. E. Farmer, C. J. Parker, B. F. 
Foster, Weeks Parker, Kinchen Taylor, J. W. Kicks, K. W. Clayton, B. H. 
Bardin, D. P. Shallington, Hugh Gallagher, J. J. Braswell, Bennett Gay, P. 
Clark, John B. Batts, R. A. Savage, J. W. Williams, W. L. Quails, G. H. 
Griffin, P. Taylor, J. D. Farmer, J. B. Elliott, A. B. Dew, E. T. Mayo, J. 
W. Aycock, Thos. Carson, A. Boykin, A. J. Simms, Jesse Pittman, W. T. 
Gay, J. S. Boykin, W. N. Hackney, Warren Pittman, R. H. Baker, D. W. 
Barnes, J. Feidler, Moses Frankfort, J. H. Rentfrow, E. Joyner, H. Eatman, 
J. J. Hales, Jerry Beaman, B. H. Lancaster, John G. Williams, J. T. Dew. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 

John W. Farmer, Wm. Tomlinson, Benjamin White, Jacob Daniel, L. H. 
Moye, W. H. Skinner, R. M. Cox, Isaac B. Farmer, Moses Farmer, Samuel 
Marshburn, T. F. Christman, J. W. Hamlet, E. G. Clark, Jacob Taylor. 

Iniated, 7 ; passed, 7; raised, 1 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0; expelled, 1 ; ad- 
mitted 0 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 1 ; residents not members, 14 ; whole number, 80. 

Regular time of meeting, 2d Saturday in every month. 

MT. HERMON LODGE, NO. 118, ASHEVILLE. 

OFFICERS: 

G. W. Whitson, Worshipful Master ; J. B. Rankin, Senior Warden ; M. 
M. Gains, Junior Warden; J. M. Israel, Treasurer ; W. T. Dickerson, Sec- 
retary pro tern.; Z. B. Vance, Senior Deacon ; T. W. Murrell, Junior Dea- 
con ; E. H. Cunningham, Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

J<. W. Patton, A.. Henry, J. R. Osborn, J. E. Patton, J. A. Patton, T. W. 
Atkin, G. W. Shackleford, D. C. Taylor, W. L. Hilliard, J. W. Wilson, J. 
Roberts, R. G. A. Love, D. Reynolds, T. T. Patton, L. L. Love, J. R. 
Nill, John Reynolds, R. M. Henry, W. W. Reynolds, Joseph Keener, J. M. 
Blair, Robert B. Vance, L. M. Williams, John Burgin, P. Roberts, M. L. 
Neilson, Thomas Curtis, J. A. Fagg, G. T. Spears, T. J. Harkins, A. E. 
Baird, J. S. T. Baird, H. F. Wolstenholme, J. L. Moore, Charles Moore, J. 



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Curtis, J. Hilderbrand, J. L. Crumley, W. G. Candler, T. A. Brevard, A. W- 
Cummings, W. F. Parker, A. F. Harris, E. J. Aston, H. E. Colton, J. 3. 
Chum, A. Burgin, F. C, J. D. Boyd, E. A., H. A. Boon, E. A., W. L. Hen- 
ry. E. A., W. P. Fortune, E. A., J. L. Smith, E. A., R. V. Welch, E. A. } 
John B. Allison, E. A., Sol. Cunningham, E. A. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS. 

R. H. Chapman, J. H. Gudger, J. Sullivan, W. B. Baird, M. W. Gudger. 

Initiated, 1; passed, 1; raised, 1 ; rejected, 0; suspended, 0; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 1 ; withdrawn, 1 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 5 ; whole num- 
ber, 63. 

Regular time of meeting, first Friday night in each month. 

LOGAN LODGE, NO. 121, JAMESTOWN. 

OFFICERS : 

S. T. Pickens, "Worshipful Master ; M. H. Ledbetter, Senior Warden ; B. 
F. Briggs, Junior Warden ; J. W. Freeman, Secretary; J. W. Patterson, 
Treasurer ; Henry Potter, Senior Deacon ; Henry M. Briggs, Junior Deacon ; 
J. Church, Tyler ; P. N. Wheeler, D. W. Edwards, Stewards. 

MEMBERS : 

G. W. D. Causey, Wm. H. Reece, Dr. S. G. Coffin, Dr. J. L. Robbins, M. 
Hedgecock, H. Brown, J. N. Millis, Dempsey Brown, C. J. Wheeler, Nathan 
Beard, M. M. Wheeler, L. M. Leach, J. Sullivan, M. Jones, W. W. Roberts, 
J. C. Lamb, S. C. Lapp, Wm. Lamb, Rev. Thos. Barnum, Rev. B. Craven? 
Rev. J. N. B. Alford, J. A. Crouch, Rev. J. Guyer, Rev. J. Causey, Rev. A. 
Gray, G. A. Carpenter, E. Stevens, T. F. Merritt, J. H. McHinley, J. M. 
Armfield, Wm. Oakley, H. M. Morrison, H. Ledbetter, L. L. Woodburn, H- 
Bundy, F. S. Carpenter, J. Davis, Robert Coe, N. Mills, J. A. Woodburn, R. 
H. Gray, B. F. Sullivan, J. J. Gorden, J. C. Hegecock, E. T. Blair, G. B. 
Lamb, O. M. Dixon, W. N. Armfield, W. T. Wright, W. J. Hicks, J. F. 
Leach, H. W. Horney, E. Hegecock, J. Hegecock, Wm. Hegecock, Nathan 
Wheight, H. H. Bason, N. M. Gardner, P. Jeans, B. Y. Hunt, A. B. Hen- 
shaw, Jed. Wright, E. W. Frazi^r, J. H. Jones, J. S. Binns, James Robert- 
son, J. W. Bales, J. H. Blaylock, E. P. Ledbetter, B. N. Smith, Jesse Bran- 
son, A. T. Montsinger, Z. S. Coffin, J. S. Swain, J. M. Hiatt. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 

Walter Parmer, F. Mason, Rev. C. F. Harris, D. A. Widows, L. S. Reece. 

Initiated, 6 ; passed, 1 ; raised, 6 ; rejected, 3 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0; 
admitted, 0 j withdrawn, 10 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 5 ; whole num- 
ber, 85. 

Regular time of meeting, first Saturday after the full moon. 

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TUSCARORA LODGE, NO. 122, OXFORD. 

OFFICERS: 

Wm. A. Philpot, Worshipful Master ; Leonidas C. Taylor, Senior War- 
den ; Wm. A. Johnson, Junior Warden ; Kush J. Mitchell, Treasurer ; T. 
L. Hargrove, Secretary ; Robt. Hobgood, Senior Deacon ; Solomon Clark, Ju- 
nior Deacon ; D. L. Latham, Tyler ; Eev. Eichard J. Devin, Chaplain. 

MEMBERS: 

"J as. T. Littlejohn,R. P. Taylor, A. F. Spencer, R. W. Lassiter, L. Latham, 
P. P. Peace, Thos. H. Rainey, T. B. Kingsbury, T. Brown Veneble, Henry 
A. Taylor, L. C. Edwards, A. T. T. Jones, R. C. Dean, Willie Royster, J. H. 
Strum, Joseph D. Hobgood, Ligon Hobgood, Asa Morris, R. S. Wood, Alex. 
Wood, M. V. B. Murray, B. D. Howard, James Philpot, Howell Duncan, A. 
Barker, Sol. G. Wilson, Alexander Satterwhite, Jno. F. Harris, J. W. Kelly, 
C. Allen, J. R. Fuller, Wm. Turner, Wm. Crabtree, J. P. Montague, Wm. 
H. Reams, A. F. Reams, C. F. Reams, John R. Buchanan, John W. Booth, 
Jas. R. Howell, Isaiah M. Paschall, Wm. H. Paschall, L. A. Paschall, W. 
Lewis, A. G. Brown, Wilson Barford, S. A. Williams, R. Atkison, S. R. 
Trawick, Chas. W. Clay, Benj. C. Cook, E. W. Owen,D. T. Gillis, Thos. W. 
Pool, J. D. C. Pool, F. C, S. G. Hayes, F. C, Jas. Campbell, F. C. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 

H. C. Herndon, R. D. Hart, J. H. Horner, D. A. Paschall, Wm. Piper, O. 
L. Burch, John C. Taylor, R. F. Morris, B. Smith, John A. Cox. 

Initiated, 1 ; passed, 1 ; raised, 5 ; rejected, 2 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; ad- 
mitted 2 ; withdrawn 2 ; died 1 ; residents not members, 10 ; whole number, 65. 

Regular time of meeting, first Monday in each month, except December, 
and then on the second Monday, and festivals of St. J ohn the Baptist and St. 
John the Evangelist. 

FRANKLINTON LODGE, NO. 123, FRANKLINTON. 

OFFICERS : 

John H. Whitfield, Senior Warden ; S. D. Beavers, Junior Warden ; Jas. 
S. Yarborough, Treasurer ; J. J. Ward, Secretary ; Dr. H. M. Whitley, Senior 
Deacon ; W. M. Cannady, Junior Deacon ; B. J. Blackley, Tyler; D. Cole, 
and R. L. Paschall, Stewards. 

MEMBERS : 

J. J. Harper, P. M., W. F. Hilliard, P. M., J. M. Stone, John W. Bella- 
my, N. G. Whitfield, Chas. Perry, S. C. Allen, G. Catlett, P. C. Person, T. F. 
Waddle, Thomas W. Short, James P. Moore, F. J. Whitfield, W. P. Bur- 
rows, T. J. Walker, B. Walker, W. D. Davis, L. Perry, W. J. Winston, S. 
M. Stone, Willie Perry, Jr., Thomas H. Conyers, William Williams, John 



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W. Johnson, W. J. Beddingfield, George Winston, Jr., 'Willis Pearce, Z, A. 
Minnis, J. T. Pearce, S. D. Williams, James M. Conyers, A. H. Williams, 
J. Z. McGeehee, D. S. Kichardson, M. J. Hunt, Robert P. Overton, R. H. 
Pully, A. L. Davis, J. P. Griffin, C. C. Blacknall, H. S. Fuller, Col. Isaac 
Winston, Honorary. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 

R. C. Maynard, J. J. Thomas, Sr., H. H. Hargrove, R. S. Harris, R. S. Glen. 

Initiated, 6 ; passed, 5 ; raised, 2 ; rejected, 1 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 4 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 5 ; whole num- 
ber, 53. 

Regular time of meeting, second and last Saturday in every month. 

CLINTON LODGE, NO. 124, LOUISBURG. 

OFFICERS: » 
E. Malone, Worshipful Master ; J. A. Stone, Senior Warden ; John Neal, 
Junior Warden ; N. B. Walker, Treasurer; W. H. Strother, Jr., Secretary; 
E. L. Stegal, Senior Deacon ; A. C. Massenburg, Junior Deacon ; Robert W. 
Stallings, Tyler ; Thos. C. Horton, J. J. Jackson, Stewards. 

MEMBERS: 

J. J. Davis, P. M., Jas. H. Yarborough, P. M., A. M. Noble, P. M., Davis 
Young, Washington Harris, W. B. Foster, J. J. Jackson, W. F. Sykes, H. 
L. Bennet, Thos. Moses, Winston Perry, Willie Batton, R. G. Wynwe, Tnos. 
K. Thomas, Dr. J. B. Mann, S. L. Boon, J. B Littlejohn, W. H. Furman, 
Jas. R. Perry, J. J. Minitree, B. Perry, W. R. Debn^m, W. D. Webb, Jas. 
Debnam, Baldwin Perry, H. H. Thomas, H. C. Wyatt, John W. Trawick, 
W. D. Earles, John W- Earles, Thos. C. Horton, Jas. Wilson, A. D. Green, 
G. M. L. Finch, W. H. Murray, Rich'd F. Yarborough, John H. Brodie. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 

Wm. H. Strother, Sr., W. P. Williams, J. D. Hawkins, Sr., T. B. Cooke, 
Alex. McKnight, Dr. W. T. Johnson, J. D. Connell, Samuel W. Brodie, J. 
Cooke, W. M. B. Arendell, jST. J. Barham, N. B. Massenburg, Samuel W 0 
Hunter, John Skinner. 

Initiated 2 ; passed 2 ; raised 2 ; rejected 3 ; suspended 0 ; expelled 0 ; ad- 
mitted 2 ; withdrawn 2 ; died 2 ; residents not members, 14 ; whole number, 59. 

Regular time of meeting, first Thursday in every month, and on the anni- 
versary of St. John, the Evangelist, and St. John, the Baptist. 

MILL CREEK LODGE, NO. 125, JOHNSTON. 

OFFICERS: 

J. C. Eason, Worshipful Master ; W. H. Bryan, Senior Warden ; L. C. 
King, Junior Warden ; E. A. Bizzell, Secretary ; John Harper, Treasurer; 



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.J. H. "Williams, Senior Deacon ; R. Lee, Junior Deacon ; John Dupree, 
Tyler ; John Harper, Steward. 

MEMBERS : 

B. B. Rose, L. Eldridge, R. Manly, J. Lee, S. W. Blackman, G. P. Rose, 
N. Grantham, J. G. Rose, D. C. King, E. Thornton, B. S. Parker, U. W. 
Cox. B. W. Lee, N. B. Stevens, R Rayner, J. Williams, Dr. J. C. Monk, E. 
8. Jones, J. Tart, Wm. A. Hudson, M. Lee, D. H. BrHgers, A. Martin, E. 
Rich, J. T. Westbrook, J. H. Bryan, G. Barfield, J. F. Barfield, S. S. Thorn- 
ton, B. Grantham, Joel L. Bunn, T. Thornton, T. D. Snead, J. B. Cox. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 

N. Williams, E Smith, P. M., W. R. Parker, H. Grantham, A. Monk, 
Wm. B. Smith, J. F. Saunders. 

Initiated, 2 ; passed, 2 ; raised, 2 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; ad- 
mitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 1 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 1 ; whole num- 
ber, 50. 

Regular time of meeting, first Friday in every month. 

SUNSBURY LODGE, NO. 126, GATESVILLE. 

OFFICERS: 

Wm. H. Harrell, Worshipful Master: Jacob Alphin, Senior Warden; H. 
C. Williams, Junior Warden ; John C. Trotman, Secretary ; S. W. Worrell, 
Treasurer ; James K. Coston, Senior Deacon ; R. B. Parker, Junior Deacon ; 
Hance Hofler, Steward and Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

Wm. H. Harrell, Jacob Alphin, H. C. Williams, John C. Trotman, S. W. 
Worrell, James K. Coston, R. B. Parker, H«nee Hofler, M. H. Eure, George 
W. Hays, John W. Hinton, John T. Morgan, James A. Small, Wm T. 
Parker, John H. Parker, W. S. B. Riddick, John C. Wolfley, R. H. Baker, 
Richard E. Parker, Charles J. Barnes, W. H. Manning, R. H. Riddick, J. 
W. Roberts, Wm. M. Daughtry, R. H. Powell, C. Jordan, N O. Ward, Rev. 
t^. H. Trotman, W. G. Williams, J. M. Felton, N. B. Felton. 

Initiated 0 ; passed 0 ; raised 0 ; rejected 2 ; suspended 0 ; expelled 1 ; ad- 
mitted 0; withdrawn 1; died 2 ; residents not members, 6; whole number, 31. 

Regular time of meeting, first Monday in each month. 

BLACKMER LODGE, NO. 127, CLARK'S CREEK. 

OFFICERS: 

J. H. Montgomery, Worshipful Master ; E. J. Christian, Senior Warden ; 
C. Pemberton, Junior Warden; W. J. Montgomery, Senior Deacon; Geo. 



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M. Ballard, Junior Deacon; J. T. Matheson, Secretary; J. C. Andrews, 
Treasurer; John Boggan, Tyler ; Bev. D. Wright, Chaplain. 

MEMBERS: 

C. J. Cochran, C. W. Wooley, E. D. Scarborough, James M. Lilly, Jerc. 
Luther, Wm, McRae, Alex. McRae, Noah Thompson, John Thos. Andrews, 

E. C. Chambers, N. T. Bowden, Y. B. Howell, J. Hill, James B. Ballard, C. 
H. Rush, W. J. Montgomery, D. C. Harris, J. M. Crump, A. McLenon, W. 
G. Deberrry, Owen Hadley, S. B. Scarborough, S. H. Christian, R. S. Led- 
better, D. R. Bruton, L. A. Whitlock, Green Bingham, J. H. Reid, J. H. 
Crawford, O. H. Dockery, Jackson McRae, K. Matheson, O. P. Luther, J. 
L. Triplett, T. Covington, N. B. Nicholson, J. T. Bostick, A. J. Rush, Thos. 
Pemberton, J. L. Gaines, P. Fry, A. J. Bruton, A. H. Ingram, H. C. Luther } 
R. T. Steel, James Green, Hugh G. Lucas, A. D. Blackwood, N. Knight, J. 
Pearl, D. A. Boyd, J. T. Townsend, D. N. Patterson, M. S. McRae, E. II . 
Davis, A. C. Northcott. W. J. Erwin. 

Initiated, 4; passed, 4 ; raised, 4; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 3 ; expelled, 1 ; ad- 
mitted, 0; withdrawn, 6; died, 1; residents not members, 0; whole num- 
ber, 66. 

Regular time of meeting, Friday evening before each and every full moon. 

HANK'S LODGE, NO. 128, FRANKLINS VILLE. 

OFFICERS : 

T. W. Allred, Worshipful Master; Dr. H. B. Marley, Senior Warden ; R. 

F. Trogdon, Junior Warden ; Wm. S. Mar^h, Treasurer ; D. Curtis, Secre- 
tary ; L. D. Stout, Senior Deacon ; B. C. Burgess, Junior Deacon ; John 
Branson, Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

Q. H. Foust, P. M., D P. Reece, A. S. Homey, P. M., S. M. Dorsett, L. 
S. Reece, J. W. Craven, Jas. Sumner, Wm. J. Hutson, Alfred Lewellyn, W. 
C. Allred, Robert Parsons, James R. Bulla, Wm. P. Fox, A. F. Beckerdite, 
E. L. Limberry, E. Haith, M. Kernutt, M. Henshaw, A. B. Slack, J. Sw af- 
ford, John Howard, P. M. Balwin, J. L. Reece, A. L. Stough, B. B. Bulla. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 
A. J. York, Z. McDaniel, G. W. Pa^ks. 

Initiated, 1; passed, 0; raised, 0; rejected, 0; suspended, 12 ; expelled, 0; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 5; died, 2 ; residents not members, 3 ; whole num- 
ber, 33. 

Regular time of meeting, third Friday evening in each month, except the 
months of June and December, and then on the anniversaries of St. John the 
Baptist, and St. John the Evangelist. 



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DAN RIVER LODGE, NO. 129, MADISON. 

OFFICERS : 

T. F. Coyle, "Worshipful Master ; N. Dalton, Senior Warden ; J. L. Moore, 
Junior "Warden ; R. J. Dalton, Secretary ; V. Allen, Treasurer ; J. Z. Dal- 
ton, Senior Deacon ; Thos. Ha'l, Junior Deacon ; J. Fills, Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

V. Allen, Wm. L. Scales, W. W. Oliver, Jackson Scales, T. F. Coyle, N. 
Dalton, Hatn. Scales, Wm. Martin, C. F. Watkins, C. R. Simpson, J. J. 
Laudin, N. B. Scales, Thomas Price, J. M. Scales, T. W. Purgason, J. M. 
Lindsey, B. M. Scales, John Foy, J. R. Duncan, R. F. Purgason, J. W. 
Moore, W. H. Foy, Stinson Ivey, Thos. Halt, A. A. Baughn, T H. Lewellen, 
B. H. Foy, R. L. Moore, R. J. Dalton, J. Fills, J. S. Moore, J. R. Dalton, J. 
Z. Dalton, Thos. Payne, A. P. Smith, S. S. Wall, Rich'd Martin, D. S. Pat- 
rick, Lynch, A. G. Hooper, John Pool, Dr. R. H. Scales. 

Initiated, 4 ; passed, 5 ; raised, 5 ; rejected, 1 ; suspended, 0; expelled 1 ; ad- 
mitted, 0; withdrawn, 1 ; died, 1 ; residents not members, 3; whole num- 
ber, 45. 

Regular time of meeting, Thursday before the first Sunday in each month. 

CONOHO LODGE, NO. 131, HAMILTON. 

OFFICERS: 

R. E. "Weathersbee, "Worshipful Master ; H. B. Godwin, Senior Warden ; 
J. A. Daniels, Junior Warden ; J. Lowe, Treasurer; L. L. Clements, Secre- 
tary ; J. M. Mathews, Senior Deacon ; R. W. Sherrod, Junior Deacon : B. S. 
Baker, Tyler ; J. B. Whitaker, Steward ; R. J. Carson, Chaplain. 

MEMBERS : 

T. W. Ward, J. J. Williams, C. C. Hines, W. R. W. Sherrod, J. Waldo, 
S. J. Williams, F. J. Harrell, J. E. Short, J. J. Ward, Wm. W. Gardner, J. 
W. Howell, W. T. Weathersbee, Jos. J. Anthony, W. R. Hansell, Jas. Mc- 
Cleese, J. M. Re^d, John Bushbaum, J. R. Leggett, A. P. Hyman, D. W. 
Mathews, Thos. Whitley. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 
Bryant Bennett, A. S. Cotton, Geo. Hobbs, John W. Sherrod. 
Initiated, 0 ; passed, 0; raised, 0; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0; expelled, 0; 
admitted, 0; withdrawn, 1 ; died, 2 ; residents not members, 4j whole num- 
ber, 31. 

Regular time of meeting, second and fourth Thursday evenings of each month. 



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RADIANCE LODGE, NO. 132, SNOW HILL. 

OFFICERS: 

11. W. Best, "Worshipful Master j John T. Freeman, Junior Warden ; J. 
C. Edwards, Senior Deacon ; A. D. Swinson, Junior Deacon ; D. A. Sugg, 
Treasurer ; A. Croom, Secretary ; A. J. Raspberry, Tyler. 

MEMBERS: 

C. H. A.lbritton, Tailor Barrow, H. Best, E. J. Barrow, Gehazi Britt, L. 
A. Caswell, Elias Carr, Wm. S. Darden, R. B. Davis, James E. Exum, D. 
Edwards, Wm. F. Edwards, M. J. Edwards, L. Branson, Jesse Benton, J. 
Ham, Wm. R. Howell, Wm. H. Home, C. H. Harper, J. F. Jones, Patrick 
Lynch, Jas. R. Murphey, John W. Potter, Robert A. Pate, R. W. Pridgen, 
Jno. W. Raspberry, Allen Raspberry, J. T. Randolph, H. G-. Sugg, A. Sugg, 
R. H. Sugg, W. H. B. Taylor, R. W. Taylor, J. Wood, C. F. Smith, J. C 
Potter, M. G. Little. 

Initiated, 5; passed, 5; raised 4; rejected, 3; suspended, 1 ; expelled, I ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 4 ; died, 3 ; residents not members, 0 : whole num- 
ber, 44. 

Regular time of meeting, 3d Saturday in each month. 

ALAMANCE LODGE, NO. 133, GRAHAM. 

OFFICERS: 

W. H. Faucett, "Worshipful Master ; John A. Murray, Senior Warden ; 
A. H. Boyd, Junior Warden ; A. Moore, Treasurer ; D. C. Harden, Secreta- 
ry ; L. H. Woods, Senior Deacon ; W. G. Clendenin, Junior Deacon ; John 
H. Klapp, Tyler; Rev. H. Gattis, Chaplain. 

MEMBERS : 

E. F. Watson, John Faucett, H. C. Hurdle, Thomas Sellers. P. A. Holt, 
W. H. Faucett, Joseph S. Holt, E. M. Holt, Bedford McCray, Jno. R. Holt, 
J. McCulley, A. Pyle, Robert Love, G. S. Holt, Jesse Gant, Wm. A. Holt, 
A. G- Fonville, W. B. Vanderford, Thomas J. Jones, Jacob T. Trollinger, S. 
W. McKnight, Jacob Hurdle, M. Russell, A. J. Hughes, G. H. Garrison, H. 
C. Trollinger, G. G. Walker. A. Isely, S. Ireland, John Ireland, Wm. F. 
Strowd, Wm. Artz, George W. Foster, Henry Maynard, Thos. J. Fowler, S. 
A. White, Robt. Moore, J. R. G. Faucett, J. W. Wellons, Jas. Vincent, A. 
Murray, W. C. Whitsitt, John C. Vincent. W. S. Ector, J. B. Randleman, 
G. N. Hope, Dickey Moore, Thos. E. Roberts, Chas. Carroll, Thos. S. Rober- 
son, A. W. Chilson, John R. McLean, Robt. Walker, C. Davis, Thos. Sivan, 
J. S. Shelton, John D. Corbin, A. B. Hoyt, Jos. Cropper, Thomas C. Foust, 
Levi A. Vincent, Samuel J. Crawford, James V. Moore, R. G. Tinnin. 



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RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 

D. A. Montgomery, James E. Allen, Daniel Worth, P. H. Williams, G. A. 
Dudley, John Binns, Cornelius Davis, Jr., John Kichardson. 

Initiated, 5; passed, 4; raised, 5; rejected, 0; suspended, 0; expelled, 0; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 2; died, 1 ; residents not members, 8 ; whole num- 
ber, 73. 

Regular time of meeting, first Tuesday night of each month, Tuesday night 
of each County and Superior Courts, and the two St. John's days, June and 

December. 

MOCKSVILLE LODGE, NO. 134, MOCKSVILLE. 

OFFICERS : 

H. R. Austin, Worshipful Master ; Samuel Taylor, Senior Warden ; A. A. 
Harbin, Junior Warden ; J. M. Johnson, Secretary ; John Taylor, Treasurer ; 
J. B. Jones, Senior Deacon ; Jeremiah Wellman, Junior Deacon ; W, Stone- 
street, Tyler ; L. Bingham, Chaplain. 

MEMBERS : 

J. H. Johnson, J. A. Kelly, J. Smith, F. D. Horn, Geo. W. Neely, Geo. 
W. Campbell, Uriah H. Phelps, A. Hodgson, P. N. Dulin, W. O. Smith, D. 
J. L. Smith, G. A. Bingham, J. A. Hendricks, Jas. McGuire, P. F. Meroney, 
H. Critze, J. F. Coon, W. C. Brown, A. W. Wiseman, H. C. Eccles, A f M. 
Young, S. W. Naylor, D. M. Crenshaw, E. M. Godbey, Robert Rose, John 
W. Baity, Alex. Deaver, W. F. McMahan, Ches. Sain,.M. D. Travilhan, Jos. 
Gray, B. Bailey, P. W. M., T. J. Bryan, P. W. M*, John Kelly, T. M. 
Young, W. A. Meroney, L. C. Hanes, W. R. Sharpe, Samuel Rosebrough, G. 
W. Johnson, J. W. Wiseman, Jno. W. Clifford, Isaac Holeman, B. Ijams, 
D. Ijams, Jas. Latham, C. Anderson, R. O. Wiseman, D. Hendren, W. A. 
James, John W. Gray, J. W. Sheek, G. B. Clifford, C. Bohanan, B. Brown. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 

A. M. Booe, N. Deaver, W. Baity, W. B. Wilson, S. W. Little, W. E. 
Booe, J. W. Jones. 

Initiated, 7 ; passed, 4 ; raised, 3 ; rejected, 3 ; suspended, 1 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 7 ; whole num- 
ber, 70. 

Regular time of meeting, 3d Friday evening in each month, and Tuesday 
of each Court, and on 27th December and 24th June. 

BLACK ROCK LODGE, NO. 135, BRUNSWICK. 

OFFICERS : 

T. O. Brown, Worshipful Master ; J. M. Pridgeon, Senior Warden ; J. 
Wollard, Junior Warden j J. Browning, Treasurer R. A. Lytle, Secretary ; 



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J. W. McDaniel, Senior Deacon ; J. J. Bright, Junior Deacon ; D. D. Allen, 
Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

J. C. Scarboro' J. F, Oliver, P. W. Unkler, Dr. A. Y. Powell, F. M. Pate. 
James McNorton, J. I. Kemp, J. L. Bryan, J. C. Daniel, P. M,, J. H. Allen, 
P. M., J. A. Parker, P. M., J. Green, P. M., J. H. Pritchett, P. M., J. M. 
Sikes, W. H. Allen, J. W. McKoy, K. P. Lenon, D. C. Ames, C. Daniel, K. 
K. Council, W. Westbrook, Peter Rourk, H. L. Lucas, Rev. G. W. Lenon, 
W. B. Lucas, B. B. Long, W. H. Holland, John Nelson, C. C. Thaly, D. T. 
Montross, J. T. Melvin, J. E. Roberts, D. Currie, Z. E. Murrel, Rev. G. W. 
Farabee, J. B. Muse, J. S. Council, H. Futrel, M. Hilburn, F. C, O. Daniel, 
E. P. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 

A. A. Wanet. 

Initiated, 3 ; passed, 4 ; raised, 3 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0; 
admitted, 1 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 0 5 residents not members, 1 ; whole num- 
ber, 48. 

i Regular time of meeting, last Saturday in each month at 3 o'clock, P. M., 
and the 24th June at 10 o'clock, A. M. 

LEAKSVLLLE LODGE, NO. 136, LEAKSVILLE. 

OFFICEKS : 

Thomas W. Field, Worshipful Master ; Daniel E. Field, Senior Warden : 
Dr. Robt R. Robinson, Junior Warden; Jones W. Burton, Secretary; John 
Strong, Treasurer ; Geo. P. Winston, Senior Deacon ; Calvin Jones, Junior 
Deacon ; Wm. A. Brisendine, Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

Dr. Edward T. Brodnax, Dr. Walter L. Binford, John H. Bullard, G. H . 
Chaplin, Obadiah C. Calhoun, James P. Dillard, 0. R. Dillard, C. Glenn, 
Stephen Hodgin, Robert Woodson, James Ray, P. D. Hopper, Wm. M. Har- 
rison, Thomas Hamlin, Jas. C. Martin, George W. Martin, Alex. Moir, R. 
Moir, W. Norman, Charles H. Norman, Dr. Thomas Reynolds, Wm. Q. 
Smith, John H. Thore, Hugh Willis, Elisha Keen. 

Initiated, 2 ; passed, 2 ; raised, 1 ; rejected, 0 ; buspended, 1 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 6 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 1 ; whole num- 
ber, 33. 

Regular time of meeting, 3rd Saturday evening in each month. 

LINCOLN LODGE, NO. 137, LINCOLNTON. 

OFFICERS : 

Thos. Darling, Worshipful Master ; R. F. Sloan, Senior Warden ; James A. 
Caldwell, Junior Warden ; L. Ferrer, Treasurer; J. M. Richardson, Secreta- 

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ry ; 0. J. Hamarskold, Senior Deacon ; E. S. Edwards, Junior Deacon ; J. R, 
Detter, Tyler ; Rev. H. Asbury, Chaplain. 

MEMBERS : 

J. T. Alexander, S. G. W., F. M. Abernathy, E. S. Barrett, E. J. Brevard, 
J. Q. Carpenter, Wm. S. Corbett, C. K. F. Crolnland, Albert W. Detter, J. 
H. Goodell, N. A. Good, W. J. Hoke, L. P. Henderson, A. J. Hauss, L. A. 
Hoyle, Wm. Jenks, John A. Jetton, Geo. Masteller, Robert M. Oates, R. S. 
Proctor, John F. Payne, F. C, A. A. Ramsour, J. H. Ramsour, Dr. Jehn M. 
Richardson, T. W. Robinson, P. G. Roberts, A. B. Sloan, Dr. "William Sloan, 
Thomas R. Shuford, Lyman Woodford, G. Wesman, S. E. Winter, F. C., H. 
Tankin, J. J. White, J. Black, M. Borders, J. L. Linebarger, E. A., Caleb 
Motz, J. W. Derr, L. N. Derham, Robert Williamson. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 

Rev. S. Lander, William Lander, L. D. Childs, B. Shipp, Thos. Williamson, 
W. B. Withers, B. Withers, Thos. W. Bradburn, D. A. Jenkins, Dr. William 
Sloan, B. F. Briggs, William R. Edwards. 

Initiated 8 ; passed.. 8 j raised, 8 ; rejected, 1 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 1 ; withdrawn, 12 ; died, 1 ; residents not members, 12 ; whole num- 
ber, 49. 

Regular time of meeting, the first Friday evening in each month, St. Johns' 
days, and Tuesdays of each Court week. 

KING SOLOMON'S LODGE, NO. 138, LONG CHEEK. 

OFFICERS : 

S. H. Bell, Worshipful Master ; G. J. Moore, Senior Warden j A. M. Lamb, 
Junior Warden ; William S. Larkins, Secretary ; Jas. Garrison, Treasurer ; 
J. D. Moore, Senior Deacon j R. W. Collins, Junior Deacon ; J. T. Collins, 
Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

F. H. Bell, P. M., John Jones, M. T. Croom, Latt Croom, Jas. P. Moore, 
M. C. Collins, T. A. Rooks, Wm. Robitzsch, Wm. C. Mott, D. W. Mott, J. 
Eakins, John Moore, J. F. Moore, J. E. Robitzsch, W. H. Moore, Wm. T. 
Newell, W. Harriss, S. S. Satchwell, Jas. Coston, S. B. Rivenbark, Wm. F. 
Robitzsch, Jas. F. Croom, Wm. R. Brinson, C. W. Murphy, J. B. Pigford, J, 
H. Lamb, J. J. McMillan, J. H. Murphy. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 
C. Henry, Wm. A. Lamb. 

Initiated, 1 ; passed, 1 j raised, 1 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 j expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 2 ; died, 1 ; residents not members , 2 ; whole num- 
ber, 37. 

Regular time of meeting, second Saturday in each month. 



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MOUNT ENERGY LODGE, NO. 140, GRANVILLE. 

OFFIOEES : 

B. F. Bullock, Worshipful Master ; L. H. Bullock, Senior "Warden j Wm. 
E. Bullock, Junior Warden ; N" E. Cannady, Secretary ; J, B, Green, Treas- 
urer j Weldon E. Bullock, Senior Deacon ; Dr. D. C. White, Junior Deacon 
H. Smith, Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

Edward Bullock, Jno. D. Bullock, Jno. Moss, J. P. Hester, W. B. Jeffress, 
E. B. Lyon, W. S. Hester, R. C. Freeman, J. Y. Moss, E. E. Lyon, G. C. 
Compton, J ere Estis, Wm. Green, H. Freeman, J. P. Adams, J. R. Walker, 
Rufus Bobbitt, J. Y. Smith, Willis Jeffress, E. Dolby, W. N. Harriss, J. M. 
Kittle, G. W. Allen, J. C Rogers, L. T. Smith, Benj. Night, John Dicker- 
son, W. L. Gariot, Irwin Morgan, Zachariah Burnt, Wm. Hunt, Alexander 
Bragg, J. W. Kemp, J. F. Moss, J. G. Cannady, James Moss, Wm. Horner, 
Henry F. Parriot, R. H. D. Bullock, B. B. Hester, W. T. Gouch. 

Initiated, 1 ; passed, 1 j raised, 1 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; ad- 
mitted 1 ; withdrawn 0 ; died 0 ; residents not members, 0 ; whole number, 49. 
Regular time of meeting, first Saturday in each month. 

CAROLINA LODGE, NO. 141, ANSONVILLE. 

OFFICERS. 

John B. Gilliam, Worshipful Master ; George A. Smith, Senior Warden ; 
Jas. W. Hendley, Junior Warden ; Wm. Shadding, Secretary ; Dr. C. Wat- 
kins, Treasurer ; J. M. McBride, Senior Deacon ; R. P. Simmons, Junior Dea- 
con ; Y. S. Gariett, Tyler. 

MEMBERS: 

Joseph Allen, D. B. Allen, J, E. Bonnoitt, R. H. Burns, C. R. Boyd, J. B. 
Billingsby, H. M. Broadaway, Z. D. Clark, R. R. Crump, Wm. Carter, Alex. 
Crump, H. C. Collier, F. A. Clark, J. F. Dunlap, George Dunlap, J. B. Gil- 
lis, B. F. Garress, F. B. Flake, T. M. Hendley, W. V. Hatcher, J. Ingram, 
Dr. J. S. Kendall, Dr. W. S. Kendall, J. B. Livingston, R. J. McDonald, D. 
B. McSween, J. Medley, W. A. Mendenhall, W. S. Richardson, Samuel Rose, 
G. B. Threadgill, J. Tomlinson, Joel Tyson, Jr., W. L. Steele, E. J. Thread- 
gill, Wm. C. Watkins, J. F. Watkins, J. H. Wade, J. W. Ingram. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS. 

Wm. Little, S. W. Cole, T. J. Ingram, J. J. Wright. 

Initiated, 3 ; passed, 3 ; raised, 3; rejected, 0; suspended, 0; expelled, 0; 
admitted, 2 ; withdrawn, 1 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 4 ; whole num- 
ber, 47. 



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Regular time of meeting, first Friday night after the full moon in each and 
every month, and on the festivals of St. John the Baptist, and St. John the 
Evangelist. 

CANE CREEK LODGE, NO. 142, CANE CREEK. 

OFFICERS : 

0. A. Brewer, Worshipful Master ; James Griffin, Senior Warden; Wm. 

G. Murchison, Junior Warden ; Ira Hinshaw, Treasurer j Berry Davidson, 
Secretary ; G. C. Guthery, Senior Deacon ; W. A. Perry, Junior Deacon ; 
John Pike, Tyler ; Wm. Workman and Simon Allen, Stewards. 

MEMBERS : 

John M. Stout, Mabolm Murchison, Wm. Terry, Levi B. Branson, Joseph 
Allen, Job Stuart, Wm. Workman, Jos. C. Bradshaw, Wm. Thompson, M„ 
D. Pike, James Shirden, H. O. Durham, Henry Stout, Calvin Workman, A. 
T. Glenn, Aarun Hinson, Martin Staley, A. J. Perry, Jona. Thompson, Jno. 
Lowe, J. J. McPherson, F. W. Vestal, M. Hinshaw, Wm. D. Holt, Jackson 
Norwood, Sol. Wray, A. Lindsey, John S. Albright, Jos. Stout, Jr., James 
Thompson, Fred. BalifF, J. G. St-^ckard, Jobn Newland, James Roberson, B. 
Hinshaw, A. J. Moore, Jehu Bevans, Nathan Dixon, John S. Ray, Forest A. 
Hatch, Edward Teague, James Thomas. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 

John Branson, Wm. Henley, J. L. Moore, Simon Allen, Nathan Stout, D, 

H. Albright, John Terry, Joseph Stout. 

Initiated, 5 ; passed, 4 ; raised, 5 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 1 ; withdrawn, 1 ; died, 2 ; residents not members, 8 ; whole num- 
ber, 60. 

Regular time of meeting, first Saturday evening in each and every month ; 
also, on the anniversary of St. John the Baptist, and St. John the Evangelist. 

MOUNT VERNON LODGE, NO. 143, CHATHAM. 

OFFICERS : 

K. B. Paschall, Worshipful Master ; John Strachn, Senior Warden ; W. M. 
Kosson, Junior Warden; K. T. D. Foushee, Treasurer; W. L. Jones, Sec- 
retary ; H. Fox, Senior Deacon ; M. Lane, Junior Deacon ; J. J. White, 
$yler. 

MEMBERS: 

Jas. F. Kives, C. Lane, A. J. Kevatt, M. Rosson, J. B. Sanders, H. Fox, 
A. Brewer, A D. Headen, J. H. Bray, J. B. Adcock, W. H. Brooks, Jno. A. 
Brooks, T. Johnson, Jsa. E. Page, W. J. Ptge, W. S. Webster, A. P. Adcock, 
W. T. Brantly, A. Y. Phillips, E. F. Lambert, J. A. Tilman, M. Moffitt, N. 



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117 



W. Cravan, E. Phillips, J. TiJman, J. D. Cheek, A. T. Dowd, L. M. Bray, J. 
Hughes, W. A. Tally, Jerry Hughes, Jas. J. Lane, H.Dorsett, T. A. Brooks, 
S. C. Hackney, T. Johnson, Wm. P. Lane, Jas. Gilbert, A. Holton, Thomas 
Ellis, George Womble, S. Thomas, John Gaines, W. W. Tally, S. W. Brew- 
er, H. B. Scott, D. A. Carter, Joseph Bowen, R. P. Jones. 

Initiated, 4; passed, 4; raised, 3; rejected, 3 j suspended, 0; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 0 ; whole num- 
ber, 57. 

Regular time of meeting, Saturday evening before the third Sunday in each 
and every month. 

TAYLOR LODGE, NO. 144, MT. PLEASANT. 

OFFICERS : 

H. C. Horton, Worshipful Master ; Isaac N". Mann, Senior "Warden ; O. 
P. Hamlett, Junior Warden; T. B. Farrar, Secretary; J. J. Baldwin, 
Treasurer ; A. B. Horton, Senior Deacon ; T. H. Foushee, Junior Deacon ; J. 
M. Brazington, Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

Rev. L. Burnett, Rev. J. E. Mann, H. C. Horton, T. B. Farrar, H. G. 
Foushee, T. H. Foushee, N. N". Caudel, W. T. Norwood, John Pearson, W. 
Mann, T. M. Mann, J. N". Mann, W. C. Mann, F. A. Mann, John J. Fear- 
rington, E. P. Fearrington, Dr. E. H. Ward, B. R. Ward, J. M. Brazington, 
W. Griffin, J. Griffin, C. Stone, Jno. R. Ward, Dr. Durham, A. J. Riggsbee, 
Jr., A. J. Riggsbee, Sr., A. Riggsbee, A. B. Horton, J. T. Eubanks, T. 
Winingham, B. Williams, J. J. Baldwin, O. P. Hamlett. 

Initiated, 0; passed, 1; raised, 1; rejected, 0; suspend^, 0; expelled, 0; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 1 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 0 ; whole num- 
ber, 33. 

Regular time of meeting, first Saturday in each month. 

JUNALUSKEE LODGE, NO. 145, FRANKLIN. 

OFFICERS : 

Col. Julias Thomas Siler, Worshipful Master ; Dr. Henry G. Woodfin, Se- 
nior Warden ; Dr. John M. Lyle, Junior Warden ; George W. J. Moore, 
Secretary ; Robert C. Slagle, Treasurer ; John H. Addington, Senior Deacon ; 
John B. Love, Junior Deacon ; F. Poindexter, Tyler ; T. P. Siler, J. John- 
ston, Stewards. 

MEMBERS : 

Rev. L. F. Siler, J. T. Siler, J. Johnston, J. B. Cunningham, R. A. Phil- 
lips, J. W. Dobson, H. G. Woodfin, M. D., S. W. Hill, T. P. Siler, S. Mun- 
day, N. S. Jarrett, Wm. M. Addington, S. H. Phillips, L. Howard, G. C. 



118 PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



Norton, John M. Lyle, M. D., John C. Bryson, J. G. Crawford, A. P. Mun- 
day, Eev. J. B. Little, T. W. Owen, John B. Love, John Keid,"Wm. K.Eice, 
G. W. J. Moore, A. L. Corpening, B. G. Jacobs, Eev. J. E. Long, S. L. 
Love, E. A. H. Neagle, J. J. Calhoun, H. "W. JSTolen, Alex. Zachary, H. J„ 
McCord, F. Poindexter, E. D. Davis, John JST. Morrow, G. W. Alexander, 
John H. Addington. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 
A. W. Bell, Eev. C. D. Smith, Wm. SloaD, Eev. C. Campbell. 
Initiated, 3 ; passed, 2 ; raised, 1 ; rejected, 3 ; suspended, 0; expelled, 1; 
admitted, 3 ; withdrawn, 1 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 4 j whole num- 
ber, 46. 

Eegular time of meeting, first and third Tuesday night in each month, 

CHEROKEE LODGE, NO. 146, MURPHY. 

OFFICEES : 

A. T. Davidson, Worshipful Master ; S. G. E. Mount, Senior Warden ; C. 
T. Eogers, Junior Warden ; D. F. Eamsour, Treasurer ; Drury Weeks, Sec- 
retary ; S. S. C. Mount, Senior Deacon ; P. Henry, Junior Deacon ; B. S. 
Brittain, Tyler. 

MEMBEES : 

Wm. Manchester, John A. Eobinson, E. Williams, G. G. McCoy, Elisha 
Herbert, J. D. Curtis, W. B. Bailey, E. D. Chambers, Jas. H. Bryson, Wm. 
M. Sanderson, M. M. Yance, E. J. Saunders, J. M. Grant, Eobert Martin, J. 
H. Johnston, G. W. Standridge, G. B. Bentz, W. J. McEee, J. M. Coleman, 
G. W. Hayes, James Taylor, J. J. Baker, L. Johnson, J. O. Hicks, H. Led- 
ford, E. D. Howell, tVilliam Mills, W. C. Walker. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 
Wm. Mann, E. Hedden, Thos. Witherspoon, B. K. Dickey, John Fain. 
Initiated 3 ; passed 0 ; raised 0 ; rejected 2 ; suspended 0 ; expelled 0 j ad- 
mitted 1 ; withdrawn 1 ; died 1 ; residents not members, 5 ; whole number, 37. 
Eegular time of meeting, first Thursday in every month. 

PALMYRA LODGE, NO. 147, AVERASBOR6'. 

OFFICEES : 

Neill S. Stewart, Worshipful Master ; A. Parker, Senior Warden ; S. K. 
Surls, Junior Warden ; M. D. Denning, Secretary ; A. J. Turlington, Treas- 
urer ; D. Massee, Senior Deacon ; S. F. Crowder, Junior Deacon ; M. Tew, 
Tyler. • 



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MEMBEKS: 

J. C Surls, Jas. A. Johnson, A. B. Horton, A. H. M. Luther, John Sugg, 
Leonard Godwin, W. B. Surls, J. W. McLeod, Wm. Giles, W. T. Rhodes, 
Jos. J. Adams, J. N". Turner, F. Jernigan, Rev. W. Harris, H. A. Williams, 
H. Vickers, B. F. Shaw, D. McN. McKay, Eldridge Stewart, D. Hawley, D. 
Stewart, K. Barefoot, K. Lassiter, L. H. Lee, Joshua Godwin, Rev. A. B. 
Alderman, R, J. JSTorris, G. Holerman, L. M. Surls, H. J. Ryals, A. H. Duer, 
Jackson Bird, J. C. Williams, H. Holerman, J. R. Graddy, R. A. Lassiter, 
Samuel A. Johnson, J. If. Mcllwany. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 
Rev. James J. Hobby, D. Summerlin. 

Initiated, 8 ; passed, 8; raised, 8; rejected, 3; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 2 ; whole num- 
ber, 46. 

Regular time of meeting, first and third Saturdays in each month, and on 
JSt Johns' days. 

WILSON LODGE, NO. 148, OLIN. 

OFFICERS: 

B. Clegg, Worshipful Master ; P. H. Rich, Senior Warden ; C. W. Howel, 
Junior Warden ; G. W. Weaver, Secretary ; P. Tomlin, Treasurer; J. M. 
Love, Senior Deacon; A. M. D. Kenaday, Junior Deacon; J. W. Weaver, 
Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

T. A. Barker, J. A. Claywell, B. T. Campbell, L. V. Campbell, Q. Holton, 
C. W. Howell, J. B. Johnson, W. Lynster, Wm. McCoin, J. F. Nesbitte, R. 
H. Summers, W. H. Speers, N. D. Tomlin, W. C. Tayes, W. J. Vestal, J. 
L. Van Eaton, R. L. Weaver. 

Initiated, 1 ; passed, 1 ; raised, 1 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 0 ; whole num- 
ber, 25. 

Regular time of meeting, first Friday night in each month. 

ADONIRAM LODGE, NO. 149, YOUNG'S X ROADS. 

OFFICERS : 

L. B. Stone, Worshipful Master ; G. W. Pittard, Senior Warden ; Dr. T. 
A. Rideout, Junior Warden ; J. S. Overby, Senior Dsacon ; B. T. Winston, 
Junior Deacon ; R. S. Barnett, Treasurer ; J. M. Overby, Secretary ; R. D. 
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MEMBERS : 

R. D. Puryear, J. E. Montigue, J. C. Garner, D. S. Wilkerson, James H. 
White, J. F. Mallet, Harraan Puryear, Stephen Beasley, Dr. P. W. Young, 
Wm. E. Royster, Wm. Satter white, J. M. Satter white, Samuel H. Holloway, 
H. F. Ezell, Robt. T. Beasley, Robt. S. Barnett, Thos. F. Peace, Jas. Elliott, 
John P. Pettus, Z. M. P. Downey, L. Garner, A. J. Chandler, T. J. Pittard, 
James B. Elixson. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 

Hugh McAdden. 

Initiated, 0; passed, 0; raised 0; rejected, 0; suspended, 0; expelled, 0; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 1 ; died, 1 ; residents not members, 1 ; whole num- 
ber, 32. 

Regular time of meeting, Saturday before the first Sunday in every month. 

PEE DEE LODGE, NO. 150, NORWOOD'S. 

OFFICERS: 

M. T. Waddell, Worshipful Master ; James Harward, Senior Warden ; A. 
J. Shanke, Junior Warden ; Wm. Allen, Secretary ; R. M. Lanaer, Treas- 
urer; W. H. Smith, Senior Deacon ; W. Randle, Junior Deacon; James S. 
Turner, Tyler. 

MEMBERS: 

R. Anderson, Rev. T. H. Edwards, A. N. Lawson, E. Marks, W. F. Nash, 
R. M. Wall, Rev. A. P.Stokes, J. F. Stone, W. H. Randle, M. Shoffner, 
James G. Brooks, John R. Livingston, Robert J. Maben, S. M. Tomlinson, C. 
R. Watkins, W. H. Steed, J. F. Swarenger, Rev. W. C. Clarke, M. Kerk, B. 
F. Lilly, H. H. Milton, J. Marshall, D. A. Underwood, T. A. Simpson, J. O. 
Ross, W. S. Smith, J. W. Smith. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 
Davidson Hearne, Jacob Shankle. 

Initiated, 6; passed, 6; raised, 7; rejected, 0; expelled, 0; suspended, 0; 
admitted, 1 ; withdrawn, 2 ; died, 1 ; residents not members, 2 ; whole num- 
ber, 34. 

Regular time of meeting, Wednesday night after the Friday night before 
the full moon in each month. 

CHALMERS LODGE, NO. 151, CARBONTON. 

OFFICERS : 

Murdoch M. McRae, Worshipful Master ; Jno. Nicholson, Senior Warden ; 
Z. Boroughs, Junior Warden ; Wm. M. Mcintosh, Treasurer; K. Murchi- 



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son, Secretary j John F. Underwood, Senior Deacon ; A. W. Jones, Junior 
Deacon ; E. B. Harrington, Tyler ; D. R. Mcintosh and Angus McLeod. 
Stewards. 

MEMBERS : 

B. Boroughs, A. P. Barker, J. W. Beryman, C. W. Carroll, J. A. Came- 
ron, W. W. Campbell, John Cheek, R. H. Davis, Thomas Dohorty, R. C. 
Drake, P. G. Evans, Solomon Ellis, Wm. Elkins, Richard Fraisure, G. W. 
Foushee, J. G-. Foushee, K. Gibbs, Wm. McDonald, W. McLane, C. Mc- 
Crnmmen, A. McFadgen, D. Mcintosh, E. S. Mclver, D. McLeod, W. L. 
Miller, R. A. Stuart, P. M., Wm. Gilbert, Thos. J. Clegg, Wm. A. Hays, P. 
M., J. H. Farrer, J. L. Nicholson, E. D. Nolls, A. W. Palmer, R. D. Palmer, 
James Riddle, R. Street, D. M. Sinclair, B. W. Spivy, W, Tally, B. Tally, G. 

G. Temples, J. D. Tyson, R. H. Worthey, E. Welsh, E. Wadsworth, A. S. 
Yarborough, A. McLeod, D. McFadgen. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 
Eli A. Craven, A. E. Cavness. 

Initiated, 1 ; passed, 2 ; raised, 2 ; rejected, 2 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; ad- 
mitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 1 ; residents not members, 2 ; whole num- 
ber, 59. 

Regular time of meeting, the second Saturday night in each month, and the 
anniversaries of St. John the Baptist, and St. John the Evangelist. 

MOUNT CARMEL LODGE, NO. 153, SCOTT'S HILL. 

OFFICERS : 

Joseph M. Foy, Worshipful Master ; A. J. King, Senior Warden ; D. J. 
Nixon, Junior Warden ; L. S. McClammy, Treasurer ; D. R. Gornto, Secre- 
tary ; Stokely Adkison, Senior Deacon ; W. J. King, Junior Deacon ; W. 

H. Batson, Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

Jos. M. Foy, A. J. King, D. J. Nixon, L. S. McOiammy, D. R. Gornto, 
Stokely Adkison, W. J. King, W. H. Batson, R. C. Nixon, D. S. Saunders, 
J. Bishop, D. Sparkemon, John S. Ennett, R. M. King, J. C. Oats. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 

N. F. Nixon. 

Initiated, 1 ; passed, 1 ; raised, 1 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 j ad- 
mitted, 0 j withdrawn, 0 ; died, 1 ; residents not members, 1 ; whole num- 
ber, 15. 

Regular time of meeting, second Saturday in each month in the afternoo*. 

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SCOTCH IRELAND LODGE, NO. 154, MT. VERNON. 

OFFICERS: 

T. A. Burke, Worshipful Master ; W. A. Luckey, Senior "Warden : J. W. 
Steele, Junior Warden ; D. Fleming, Secretary ; C. C. Krider, Treasurer ; A. 
Torrence, Senior Deacon ; J. W. Sheim, Junior Deacon ; M. A. Dry, Tyler ; 
B. S. Krider, Chaplain. 

MEMBERS: < ; 

J. G. Rainsay,D. B. Wood, Wm. Emerson, A. Henly, T. A. Allison, T. N. 
Renshaw, Thomas J. Gillespie, James M. Ellis, T. S. Wood, M. A. Dry, B. 
J. Smith, James Hair, W. L. Barber, John Lindsay, B. T. Knox. 

Initiated, 2 ; passed, 3 ; raised, 4 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 4 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 1 ; residents not members, 0 ; whole num- 
ber, 24. 

Regular time of meeting, Friday before, or at each full moon, and on the 
days of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist. 

WHITE STONE LODGE, NO. 155, WAKEFIELD. 

OFFICERS: 

W. H. Hood, Worshipful Master ; M. Whitley, Senior Warden ; W. B. 
CKamblee, Junior Warden; John W. Perry, Secretary; Wm. S. Cheeves, 
Treasurer ; Harrington Daniel, Senior Deacon ; A. J. Underhill, Junior Dea- 
con ; D. H. Bunn, Tyler. 

MEMBERS: 

D. B. Griffin, P. M., D. S. Crenshaw, P. M., B. T. Strickland, P. M., A. 
J. Foster, J. M. Taylor, B. C. Strickland, James Woodroe, E. H. Woodard, 
Rev. E. Mecom, Wm. Pullen, Spencer Fountain, B. Cone, John Chamblee, C. 
Pipkin, Wm. Privett, A. Pearce, Paschal Nichols, Henderson Hocutt, L. B. 
Horton, Harris Daniel, Robert S. Perry, B. Barker, J. Daniel, William E. 
Stott, Hiram Holiman, A. L. Bunn, R. Griffin, Wm. S. Harris, Wm. Ballen- 
tine, Alison Richardson, Kinchen Bailey, James No well, John R. Brown, W. 
K. Phillips, B. F. Horton, John H. Cheves, James A. Minga, Josiah C. Fow- 
ler, S. H. Hood, Wesley Privett, James E. Todd, Wm. Baker, C. B. Strick- 
land, W. S.Olifton. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 

John Griffin. 

Initiated 1 ; passed 1 ; raised 1 ; rejected 0 ^suspended 0 ; expelled 0 ; ad- 
mitted 0 ; withdrawn 1 ; died 0 ; residents not members, 1 ; whole number, 54. 
Regular time of meeting, fourth Saturday in each month. 



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ROLESVILLE LODGE, NO. 156, ROLESVILLE. 

OFFICERS: 

James R. Jeffreys, Worshipful Master ; H. A. Hodge, Senior Warden ; H. 
W. Jones, Junior Warden ; Isham Young, Treasurer ; James M. Terrell, 
Secretary ; F. H. Perry, Senior Deacon; James B. Bedford, Junior Deacon; 
William A. Horton, Tyler, pro tern. ; F. H. Belcher, Chaplain. 

MEMBERS : 

Jno M. Fleming, P. M., J. S. Moring, Dr. T. J. Terrell, Jas. B. Bedford, 
A. S. Gill, Wm. A. Horton, Calvin B. Walker, P. M., W. D. Jones, P. M., 
M. H. Horton, P. M., S. C. Bailey, L. B. Rogers, Dr. A. R. Young, Dr. C. 
H. Harris, Bennet Perry, James H. Scarborough, Jno. Q. A. Barham, Jasper 
N. Scarbrough, J. J. Terrell, Dr. A. R. Dunn, J. T. Weathers, J. W. Fort. 

Initiated, 3 ; passed, 3 ; raised, 3 ; rejected, 1 ; suspended, 0; expelled 0 ; ad- 
mitted, 0; withdrawn, 2; died, 1; residents not members, 0; whole num- 
ber, 30. 

Regular time of meeting, first Saturday in each month. 

MOUNT PLEASANT LODGE, NO. 157, WAKE. 

OFFICERS: 

John Norwood, Worshipful Master ; Allen Bailey, Senior Warden ; Labon 
Ferrell, Junior Warden ; W. D. Mitchell, Secretary ; S. Penny, Treasurer ; 
Willis S. Thompson, Senior Deacon ; Howel F. Bledsoe, Junior Deacon ; T. 
M. Furgerson, Tyler ; Buckner Ray and Tiller Grady, Stewards ; Willie A. 
Atkerson, Chaplain. 

MEMBERS : 

Calvin J. Rogers, Sol. J. Allen, Jas. M. Mangum, R. Hooker, Wm. A. 
Allen, Geo. Piper, Leroy A. Moore, A. J. Thompson, Alex. C. Jones, Seth 
Penny, W. C. Page, A. S. Thompson, Moses H. Allen, A. M. Blake, Durant 
K. Moore. Wyatt M. Allen, A. Y. Bailey, Wm. L. Bledsoe, H. F. Bledsoe, 
Rufus K. Ferrell, Wm. P. Hayes, W. C. Rogers, John Ray, Jr., J. Penny, 
P. Rogers, Erastus H. Ray, J. T. Rogers, Buckner Nipper, W. Halyburton, 
Leroy Jones. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 

William G. Allen. 

Initiated 1 ; passed 1 ; raised 0 ; rejected 0 ; suspended 0 ; expelled 0 ; ad- 
mitted 0 ; withdrawn 2 ; died 1 ; residents not members, 1 ; whole number, 41. 

Regular time of meeting, first Saturday in each month. 



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KNAP OF REEDS LODGE, NO. 158, GRANVILLE, 

OFFICERS : 

John Peede, Worshipful Master ; R. F. Webb, Senior Warden ; D. Peede, 
Junior Warden ; Joseph Woods, Treasurer ; G. W. TJmstead, Secretary ; N. 
A. Waller, Senior Deacon ; L. W. TJmstead, Junior Deacon ; W. Ashley, 
Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

Dr. A. Fleming, R. Peed, Joseph Lunsford, S. D. TJmstead, W. P. Roberts, 
J. C. Denny, J. V. Roberts, L. Meadows, D. Meadows, A. M. Veasy, J. 
Wheeler, H. Wheeler, J. D. TJmstead, Dr. J. P. Pascball, D, C. Parrish, M. 
Harris, Dr. E. M. Holt, A. W. Mangum, D. Parker, John Fleming, Thomas 
Groom, J. M. Ashley, S. Peed, Wm. Hobgood, G. W. Duncan, Wm. Has- 
kins, M. Washington, John Adcock, J. W. Lyon, F. J. Tilly, D. C. Roberts, 
R. L. Heflin, Thomas B. Coly, D. Tilly, Samuel Ferrill, David B. Cozart, W, 
Jones, G. Roberts, G. Walters. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 

William Gill. 

Initiated, 7; passed, 6; raised, 6; rejected, 2; suspended, 0; expelled, 1 ; 
admitted, 1 ; withdrawn, 6 ; died, 1 ; residents not members, 1 ; whole num- 
ber, 47. 

Regular time of meeting, Saturday before the third Sunday in each month, 
also on the 24th of June, and 27th of December. 

ROCKY RIVER LODGE, NO. 159, CHATHAM. 

OFFICERS : 

Dr. W. S. Edwards, Worshipful Master ; Dr. W. S. McLean, Senior War- 
den; S. P. Teague, Junior Warden; L. Albright, Treasurer; W. B. Carter, 
Secretary ; Rev. A. McCoy, Senior Deacon ; J. M. Siler, Junior Deacon; J. 
D. Holmes, Steward and Tyler. 

MEMBERS: 

S. J. Carter, W. A. Patterson, C. E. Fox, Wm. Stagg, Geo. P. Johnson, 
Isaac Fagleman, A. Pearce, M. Lowe, M. R. Teague, F. York, A. Fergason, 
A. W. S nith, J. W. Bowdon, C. Moore, S. L. Lineberry, W. B. Dorsett, J. 
H. Murchison, S. J. Pickett, J. C. Kirkman, J. W. Barker, Jere. Holady, 
J. W. Cox, J. R. Siler, Isaac W. McCoy, W. A. Lineberry, D. L. Barker, 
J. J. Hackney, Zeno Johnson, W. H. Fox, J. T. Jones, Josh. Carter, W. M. 
Teague, Hugh Parks, Nat. M. Bridges, James W. Culberson. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 



W. T. Fox, 



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Initiated, 0 ; papsed, 0 ; raised, 0 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 3 ; 
admitted, 0; withdrawn, 0; died, 0; residents not members, 1 ; whole num- 
ber, 43. 

Regular time of meeting, third Saturday evening in each month. 

BEAUMONT LODGE, NO. 160, CHATHAM. 

OFFICERS : 

J. M. Green, Worshipful Master; H. H. Fike, Senior Warden; A. P. 
Brooks, Junior Warden ; Dr. W. D. Watson, Secretary ; E. D. Ausley, 
Treasurer ; W. C. Burke, Senior Deacon ; R. D. Burke, Junior Deacon ; 1ST. 
Vestal, Tyler ; M. Browning, J. S. Henderson, Stewards. 

MEMBERS : 

Dr. G. E. Brown, R. 1ST, Green, J. E. Nettles, E. Fike, D. F. Mclver, T. 
W. Moody, H. O. Dunlap, J. T. Willett, T. C. Willett, E. D. Ausley, D. Old- 
ham, Rev. B. F. Guthrie, W. Ward, T. B. Long, J. W. Turner, U. R. 
Browning. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 
Rev. Thomas Moses, J. Q, Headen. 

Initiated, 2; passed, 2; raised, 2; rejected, 0; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0; 
admitted, 2 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 2 ; whole num- 
ber, 27. 

Regular time of meeting, the first Saturday in each month. 

EMMAUS LODGE, NO. 161, CHATHAM. 

OFFICERS: 

Jesse W. Perry, Worshipful Master; J. B. West, Senior Warden ; R. A. 
Patterson, Junior Warden ; W. R. West, Secretary ; C. Justice, Treasurer ; 
C. Williams, Senior Deacon ; H. P. Soraughan, Junior Deacon ; T. P. Hen- 
derson, Tyler ; C. B. Poe, J. Henderson, Stewards. 

MEMBERS: 

R. Webster, A. George, E. A. Poe, C. Daffron, O. S. Evans, Berry Cruse, 
O. S. Lindsey, J. Johnson, C. Johnson, J. Hadley, T. S. Clark, J. W. Perry. 

Initiated, 2 ; passed, 2 ; raised, 3 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 1 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 0 ; whole num- 
ber, 22. 

Regular time of meeting, second Saturday in each month. 

YADKIN LODGE, NO. 162, YADKINSVILLE. 

OFFICERS: 

Wm. A. Joyce, Worshipful Master ; R. F. Armfield, Senior Warden ; W. 
L. Martin, Junior Warden ; H. C. Wilson, Treasurer ; T. C. Hauser, Secre- 



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tary ; W. W. Long, Senior Deacon ; L. D. Kelly, Junior Deacon ; D. Hoots, 
Tyler. 

MEM BEES : 

T. A. Wilson, M. D. Howard, P. T. Welfare, K. F. Armfield, P. M., J. 
Grey, L Lynch, N. H. Comer, J. W. Naylor, N. Bohannon, T. S. Martin, L. 
W. Bryant", S. S. Arnold, E. Bembo, K. S. Phillips, E. C. Roughton, J. Q. 
Messick, H. Marshall, J. M. Jarret, H. P. Martin, E. A., B. Speer, Wm. 
Steelman, K. M. Williard, A. S. Speer, J. C. Foote, A. P. Poindexter, R. C. 
Poindexter, W. Gough, R. G. Zachary, Daniel Hoots, H. P. Messick, J. W. 
Tolburt, F. W. Hall, J. M. Lawrence, J. A. Mock, A. L. Hackett, Isaac 
Long, Sen., S. Potts, Wm. Millpr, M. H. Wooten, J. E. Reeves, J. M. 
Haines, J. R. Naylor, Wm. L. Martin, W. H. A. Speer, J. Shores, Isaac 
Long, jr., Wm. S. Williams, Thos. Williams, W. Poindexter, S. C. Welch, 
W. A. Dixon, JoelReavis, Jobn Williams, E. B. Hampton, F. C, Jas. Sheek, 

C. L. Cook, G. D. Williams, W. F. Hoots, Thos. Long, P. M., H. C. Wilson, 

D. Creel, W. H. Roberson. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 
J. A. Bitting, Wm. L. Van Eaton, D. J. Fleming, P. Clewell, T. W. 
Davi3. 

Initiated, 6 ; passed, 5 ; raised, 5 ; rejected, 4 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 3 ; withdrawn, 1 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 5 ; whole num- 
ber, 66. 

Regular time of meeting, third Saturday night in each month, and Tuesday 
night of each Court week, and on 24th June and December. 

DEEP RIVER LODGE, NO. 164, RANDOLPH. 

OFFICERS : 

Henry M. Foust, Worshipful Master ; Dr. H. Howard, Senior Warden ; 
Wm. S. Marley, Junior Warden ; J. S. Bray, Secretary ; Edwin M. White- 
head, Treasurer ; E. F. Owen, Senior Deacon ; J. R. Smith, Junior Deacon; 
Alfred Moffitt, Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

Wm. D. Moffitt, B. Y. Craven, Thomas G. Craven, John R. Cavness, A. 

E. Cavness, Eli Of. Moffitt, B. F. Coffin, B. F. Dorsett, O. C. Siler, Riley D. 
Gardner, Logan McMoffitt, Wm. Tow, Charles Moffitt, Wm. Luck, R. M. 
Gatlin, Wm. Duncan, Wm. M. Craven, Hugh Moffitt, Geo. K. Foust, George 
A. Fcust, W. Cox, G. W. Dorsett, Dr. Calvin E Graves, N. R. Kimroy. 

Initiated, 5; passed, 4; raised 4; rejected, 0; suspended, 0; expelled, 1; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 1 ; residents not members, 0 ; whole num- 
ber, 33. 

Regular time of meeting, 2d Friday in each and every month. 



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ARCHER LODGE, NO. 165, JOHNSTON. 

OFFICERS: 

John W. Lee, Worshipful Master ; John W. Robertson, Senior Warden ; 
N.J. Whitley, Junior Warden; Wm. H. O'Neal, Senior Deacon; Everett 
D. Whitley, Junior Deacon ; Wm. T. Robertson, Secretary ; Wm. H. Rich- 
ardson, Treasurer ; John C. Allen, Tyler ; J. H. Whitley, and L. 0. Batten, 
Stewards. 

MEMBERS : 

S. P. Horton, P. M., Wm. J. Smith, B. C. Richardson, A. W. Richard- 
son, L. O. Batten, J. H. Whitley, H. Hayles, B. Liles, B. O'Neal, Geo. W. 
Scarboro', J. C. Horton, Thos. 41. Avera, Jeptha H. Laton, E. S. Tisdale, J, 
H. Robertson. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 

Henry C. Ennis, 

Initiated, 1 ; passed, 1 ; raised, 1 ; rejected, 2 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 1 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 1 ; whole num- 
ber, 23. 

Regular time of meeting, first and third Saturdays in each month.. 

ST. PAUL'S LODGE, NO. 166, BEATTY'S BRIDGE. 

OFFICERS: 

Aaron M. Calvin, Worshipful Master ; John W. Anders, Seni<ft Warden ; 
John R. Hawes, Junior Warden ; Wm. Keith, Treasurer ; Jas. B. Simpson, 
Secretary ; A. J. Barnhill, Senior Deacon ; Joseph E. Lewis, Junior Deacon ; 
Robert Glisson, Tyler. 

MEMBERS: 

Joel L. Moore, P. M., Wm. H. Beatty, P. M., Wm. Gailor, Jos. El well, 
AshfordsT. Hawley, P. M., John T. Moore, H. G. Barnhill, G. Bannarman $ 
Charles Bannarman, Andrew C. Crombee. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 
Archibald N". McDonald. 

Initiated, 2 ; passed, 2 ; raised, 2 ; rejected, 1 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 • 
admitted, 1 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 1 ; whole num- 
ber, 19. 

Regular time of meeting, 1st Saturday in every month at 10 o'clock, A. M. 

WINSTON LODGE, NO. 167, WINSTON. 

OFFICERS : 

P. A. Wilson, Worshipful Master ; G. H. Renegar, Senior Warden ; A. J. 
Stafford, Junior Warden ; H. A. Holder, Treasurer ; F. Hauser, Secretary ; 
J. W. Atwood, Senior Deacon ; J. Riggs, Junior Deacon ; N. Brown, Tyler. 



128 PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



MEMBERS : 

Peter Fetter, "Watson Craft, Jos. Weisner, A. N. Lineback, G. W. "Weir, 
Chas. H8user, Jona. Rothrock, W. E. Axum, F. Beckerdite, John H. Stoltz, 
John C. Beeker, H. H. Pitts, P. D. Headley, J. M. Richmond, A. F. Pfohl, 
J. W. Hunter, H. A. Lemly, Sam'l Martin, W. T. Nelson, Samuel G. Hall, 
J. W. Alspaugh, G. R. Gray, A. Eogle. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 

John J. Chitty, Cornelius Shutz, S. E. Phillips, McChristian. 

Initiated, 5 ; passed, 6 ; raised, 6 ; rejected, 2 ; buspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 1; withdrawn, 4; died, 0; residents not members, 4; whole num- 
ber, 31. • 

Regular time of meeting, spcond Saturday night in every month, Tuesday 
night of County and Superior Court week, 24th of June and 27th of December. 

PLEASANT HILL LODGE, NO. 168, ALAMANCE. 

OEEICERS : 

David Coble, "Worshipful Master ; Wm. Zachary, Senior "Warden ; Henry 
Moon, Junior Warden ; Peter C. Smith, Treasurer; Wm. Patterson, Secre- 
tary ; H. M. Duke, Senior Deacon ; R. R. Lutterloh, Junior Deacon ; Z. G. 
Miller, Tyler ; Wm. Eogleman, Jesse Butler, Stewards. 

# MEMBERS: 
"W. R. Denney, P. M., Jonathan Thompson, Martin Staley, S. Spoon, B. A. 
Sellars, "Wm. A. Coble, M. R. Bishop, W. R. Coley, "Wm. Coble, A. C. Coley, 
John Stafford, John M. Jordan, J. C. Bain, R. W. Jones, "W. H. McNarey, 
L. Brown, B. Kimrey, D. M. Isley, O. A. Foster, John S. Fogleman, John 
Goley, E. H. Noah, Henry Eoust, T. G. Wharton, Henry Shoffner, Geo. W. 
Coble, Wm. Way, U. Marshal, F. W. Shaw, W. S. Ledbetter, B. G. Cam- 
mel, F, G. Right, T. M. Roberson, Alvis Marley, J. W. Shives, *H. Huff- 
man, E. P. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 

Oren Churchwell. 

Initiated, 1 ; passed, 1 ; raised, 1 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 1 ; died, 1 j residents not members, 1 ; whole num- 
ber, 46. 

Regular time of meeting, second Saturday evening in each month. 

BLACKMER LODGE, NO. 170, REEM'S CREEK. 

OFFICERS : 

J. A. Reagan, Worshipful Master ; R. V. Blackstock, Senior Warden j W. 
R. Baird, Junior Warden ; J. T. Weaver, Secretary ; J. R. Weaver, Treas- 



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urer ; J. H. Calfee, Senior Deacon ; JT. J. Roberts, Junior Deacon ; D. Hun- 
sucker, Tyler. 

MEMBEKS : 

W. T. Dickenson, Rev. J. D. Baldwin, Wm. H. Mundy, J. H. Smith, Rev. 
J. T. Stansberry, Bev. M. P. Swaim, 1ST. J. Robers, 1ST. Tweed, M. Roberts, 
A. S. Langley, W. 0. Garrison, J. W. Garrison, A. G. Anderson, W. B. Smith, 
W. S. Carter, D. G. Carter, Hiram Hunter, Hamilton Fox, A. Tweed, E. A., 
J. S. Carter, E. A., Job Barnard, E. A., J. W. Andeson, E. A. 

Whole number, 30. 

DELK LODGE, NO. 171, COLERAIN. 

OFFICERS : 

Rev. James Delk, Worshipful Master ; E. Wilson, Senior Warden ; Joseph 
Smith, Junior Warden ; Thos. Brown, Secretary ; K. T. Pruden, Treasurer ; 
W. D. Hays, Senior Deacon ; J. S. Perry, Junior Deacon j H. L. Ward, Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

J. H. Davidson, David O. Askew, A. O. Askew, T. W. Eggleston, Lemuel 
Evans, John W. Norvill, H. ]ST. B. Hays, Joseph B. White, Rev. B. B. Wil- 
liams, Z. Smith, A. J. Askew. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 
Samuel B. Spruill, T. H. Wingfleld. 

Initiated, 0 ; passed, 0 ; raised, 0 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; ad- 
mitted 0 ; withdrawn 0 ; died 0 ; residents not members, 2 ; whole number, 21. 
Regular time of meeting, Friday before the first Sunday in each month. 

BUFFALO LODGE, NO. 172, MOORE. 

OFFICERS : 

D. B. Mclver, Worshipful Master ; N. R. Bryan, Senior Warden ; John 
M. Mcintosh, Junior Warden ; Dan'l Mclntyre, Secretary ; D. W. Wicker, 
Treasurer ; K. Mclver, Senior Deacon ; J. H. Benner, Junior Deacon j Lewis 
Wicker, Tyler and Steward. 

MEMBERS : 

Winship Bryan, Dan'l O. Bryan, James A. Campbell, John B. Cole, James 
M. Cole, Thos. W. Cole, Benj. G. Cole, Wm. W. Dye, M. F. Harrington, A. 
Harington, J. A. Harward, C. S. Harward, Jas. D. Henly, Wm. Henly, S. 
E. Johnson, A. Kelly, John D. Mclver, D. N. Mclver, Alex. N. Mclver, R. 
Mclver, R. A. Mclver, E. J. Mclver, Dr. John Mclver, L. G. Mclver, D. 
Mclver, Arch'd D. Mclver, John A. Mcintosh, Dr. John W. Mcintosh, A. 
Mcintosh, Kenneth F. Mcintosh, Wm. McAuley, Wm. McNeill, Mai. T. 

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130 PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



Oliver, Alvis Poe, Aaron A. F. Seawell^Eli E. Seawell, J. Abner Sheppard, 
Henderson Thomas, Kenneth M. Wicker, Elijah "Wicker, Elisha Wicker, Eli 
M. Wicker, Elisha Watson. 

Initiated, 4 ; passed, 4 ; raised, 4 ; rejected, 2 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 1 ; residents not members, 0 ; whole num- 
ber, 61. 

Regular time of meeting, Saturday night before each and every full moon. 

UNION LODGE, NO. 173, KERNERSVILLE. 

OFFICEES : 

Jno. H. Hester, Worshipful Master; Thos. C. Ham, Senior Warden; A. 
Q. Pitts, Junior Warden ; A. D. Lindsay, Secretary ; Geo. H. Young, Treas- 
urer ; E. T. Eobbins, Senior Deacon ; W. A. Griffith, Junior Deacon ; Wm. 
Peacock, Tyler. 

MEMBEES: 

John B. Stockton, A. H. S. Beard, J. P. Eobbins, John J. Eobbins, S. 
Morris, S. J. Pitts, V. W. Perry, C. B. Brooks, W. P. Henley, J. S. Har- 
mon, W. Campbell, N. Campbell, Z. J. Stafford, W. G. Kerner, J. F. Plun- 
kett, H. M. Lewis, Jno. Smith, Sol. Teague, J. E. Nelson, H. Davis, H. B. 
Perry, Eobert Beeson, Jno. Idol, S. Perry, Z. D. Lancaster, T. P. Hampton, 
Jas. E. Mathews. 

Initiated, 10 ; passed, 9 ; raised, 8 ; rejected, 4 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 2 ; withdrawn, 4 ; died, 2 ; residents not members, 0 ; whole num- 
ber, 35. 

Eegular time of meeting, the last Saturday night before each full moon. 

GEORGE WASHINGTON LODGE, NO. 174, CHATHAM. 

OFFICEES: 

W. C. Mason, Worshipful Master ; J. Broadwell, Senior Warden ; M. C. 
Lewter, Junior Warden ; H. Hudson, Secretary; S. Upchurch, Treasurer; 
W. H. Womble, Senior Deacon ; J. B. Bell, Junior Deacon ; A. Barbee, 
Tyler. 

MEMBEES : 

J. C. Stone, M. E. Herndon, A. C. Council, E. D. Council, P. B. Council, 
M. A. Council, James Moring, John C. Howard, Henderson Mulhollan, D. 
Parish, S. F. Barbee, G. L. Barbee, C. E. Scott, G. A. Upchurch, Troy Jinks, 
T. W. Womble, John B. Winston, John S. Johnson, Joseph B. Lasater, G. 
J. Williams, E. J. Foshee. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 

Leroy Mitchell. 



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131 



Initiated, 6 ; passed, 2 ; raised, 1 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 0 ,• died, 0 j residents not members, 1 j whole num- 
ber, 3 0. 

Kegular time of meeting, Saturday before the third Sabbath in every month 

POLLOKSVILLE LODGE, NO. 175, POLLOKSVILLE. 

OFFICERS : 

O. S. Griffin, Worshipful Master ; A. Whitty, Senior Warden ; F. Foy, 
Junior Warden ; John H. Cox, Treasurer ; T. Dudley Foy, Secretary ; John 

A. Barrus, Senior Deacon ; George W. Hall, J unior Deacon ; J. J. Rhodes, 
Tyler ; Owen Adams, Thos. S. Gillett, Stewards. 

MEMBERS: 

Roscoe Barrus, Jesse D. Hines, Christopher D. Foy, T. E. Pritchett, Geo^ 
W. Simmons, B. Bender, John K. Bender, J. D. Haskett, J. M. Cutler, D. 

B. Bell. 

Initiated 0 ; passed 0 ; raised 0 ; rejected 0 ; suspended 0 ; expelled 0 ; ad- 
mitted 0 ; withdrawn 0 ; died 0 ; residents not members, 0 ; whole number, 20. 

Regular time of meeting, first Saturday in each month, and the anniversa- 
ries of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist. 

MECKLENBURG LODGE, NO. 176, MECKLENBURG. 

OFFICERS : 

J. R. Gillispie, Worshipful Master ; J. A. W. Kerr, Senior Warden ; J. 
M. Wilson, Junior Warden; S. M. Withers, Treasurer; E. P. Hall, Secre- 
tary ; J. L. Jetton, Senior Deacon ; R. A. Brady, Junior Deacon ; J. Sloan, 
Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

A. M. Gillispie, J. W. Adams, T. A. Allison, S. M. Withers, J. R. Gillis- 
pie, Jas. Reed, J. M. Wilson, W. L. D. McLean, M. D., J. G. Sloan, R. A, 
Brady, A. White, T. S. Long, John L. Jetton, J. W. A. Kerr, E. P. Hall,' 
John F. Johnston, John Hannah, H. A. Giles, Jas. L. Adams, J. B. Atwell, 
Josiah Asburry, M. B. Caldwell, J. Goodman, E. A., J. Mott, M. D., E. A. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 
James Berryhill, A. Brown. 

Initiated 6 ; passed. 4 ; raised, 5 ; rejected, 1 ; suspended, 0 j expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 6 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 1 ; residents not members, 2 j whole num- 
ber, 26. 

Regular time of meeting, first Wednesday night in each month. 



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MARLBORO' LODGE, NO. "177, MARLBORO.' 

OFFICERS: 

George Joyner, Worshipful Master ; Jas. Joyner, Senior "Warden , S. Belch- 
er, Junior Warden ; J. Joyner, Secretary ; P. E. Hines, Treasurer ; J. B. 
Barrett, Senior Deacon ; George Belcher, Junior Deacon ; W. B. Mangum, 
Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

E. J. Blount, Moses Belcher, Thos. King, G. Allen, Wm. Flanekin, J. H. 
Bibb, W. L. Edwards, K. Pippin, H. G. Hilton, W. G. Long, N". Joyner, S. 
D. Vinson, W. H. Speight, B. B. Foreman, K. H. Drysdale, M. K. Jones. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS. 

G. H. Griffin. 

Initiated, 0 ; passed, 0; raised, 0; rejected, 1; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 5 ; died, 1 ; residents not members, 1 ; whole num- 
ber, 25. 

Kegular time of meeting, third Thursday in every month. 

SILOAM LODGE, NO. 178, HARRELL'S STORE. 

OFFICERS : 

Owen Fennell, Worshipful Master ; John D. Powers, Senior Warden ; J. 
C. Devane, Junior Warden ; Jas. L. Newkirk, Treasurer ; James E. Ward, 
Secretary ; W. K. Ward, Senior Deacon ; W. U. Newkirk, Junior Deacon j 
George Devane, Tyler ; E. G. Ward, Steward. 

MEMBEKS : 

Wm. Robinson, Jas. B. Newkirk, George W. Ward, 0. M. Lewis, N. H. 
Fennell, C. T. Fennell, E. T. Pigford, K. B. Powers, Wm. W. Wayne, Jos. 
Wells, Wm. T. New, Wm. Wells Fennell, F. C. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 
Hanson F. Murphy, C. McMillan, James B. Pigford, John J. Devane. 
Initiated, 4 ; passed, 4 ; raised, 3 ; rejected, 2 ; suspended, 1 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 1 ; withdrawn, 1 ; died, 1 ; residents not members, 4 ; whole num- 
ber, 25. 

Begular time of meeting, 4th Saturday in every month, except June and 
December, and on the anniversaries of the Holy Sts. John. 

LAFAYETTE LODGE, NO. 179, LEASBURG. 

OFFICEES: 

James S. Sergeant, Worshipful Master ; John S. Hambrick, Senior Warden; 
Wm. Popler, Junior Warden ; B. F. Stanfield, Treasurer ; Jno. C. Wilkerson, 



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133 



Secretary ; J. H. Butler, Senior Deacon ; E. B. Holden, Junior Deacon ; V. 
L. Morten, Tyler. 

MEMBERS: 

P. H. Joyner, J. T. Sergeant, J. Whitfield, H. F. Brandon, J. F. Wag- 
staff, J. S. Hambrick, R. P. Hancock, L. D. Rudd, V. L. Morten, Jno. C. Wil- 
kerson, S. S. Richmond, A. M. Fuller, Wm. Bradsher, Sr., John Allen, G, 
Smith, J. H. Butler, A. G. Mitchell, E. B. Holder, Wm. Popler, Jr., G. K 
Thompson, M. Oliver, O. M. Lutterlob, John L. Fuller, A. J. Lockard. 

Initiated, 7 ; passed, 7 ; raised, 7 ; rejected, 2 ; suspended, 1 ; expelled, 0; 
admitted, 2 ; withdrawn, 1 ; died, 1 ; residents not members, 2 ; whole num- 
ber,' 24. 

Regular time of meeting, Saturday nights before the first and third Sabbath 
nights in each month, and the 24th of June and 27th of December. 

CALDWELL LODGE, NO. 180, CHAPEL HILL. 

OFFICERS : 

Madison R. Sugg, Worshipful Master ; John W. Carr, Senior Warden ; A. 
Mickle, Junior Warden; Richard B. Saunders, Treasurer; James B. Mc- 
Dade, Secretary ; John M. Blackwood, Senior Deacon ; James Hutchens, Ju- 
nior Deacon ; John B. Tinney, Tyler ; R. H. Lee and E. Hunt, Stewards. 

MEMBERS : 

W. At water, Dr. W. Barbee, John M. Blackwood, John W. Carr, Ruffin 
Cheek, Dr. M. Closs, Hugh B. Guthrie, E. Hunt, Jas. Hutchens, A. S. Jones, 
R. H. Lee, M. McCauly, Sr., S. P. McDade, M. W. McCauley, A. Mickle, 
Rev. Jas. P. Mason, J. G. McNab, Jno. W. Prichard, Rev. G. W. Purifoy, 
Maj. W. N. Patterson, L. H. Newton, Jos. J. Rigsbee, H. D. Rigsbee, A. S. 
Rigsbee, R. B. Saunders, M. R. Sugg, W. L. Saunders, H. M. C. Stroud, J. 
B. Tinny, S. Whitted, G. Utley, John White. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 

W. Thompson, D. H. M. Cave, John Hutchens, C. Bowers, J. H, McDade, 
S. S. Jackson, Gov. D. L. Swain, Rev. Dr. J. T. Wheat. 

Initiated, 4; passed, 4; raised, 4; rejected, 1; suspended, 0; expelled, 0; 
admitted, 1 ; withdrawn, 2 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 8 ; whole num- 
ber, 40. 

Regular time of meeting, third Saturday in each month. 

CARTHAGE LODGE, NO. 181, CARTHAGE. 

OFFICERS: 

A. H. McNeill, Worshipful Master ; G. S. Cole, Senior Warden ; Thos. 
W. Bitter, Junior Warden; A. M. Branson, Secretary; J. H. Caddell, 



134 PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



Treasurer ; S. C. Barrett, Senior Deacon ; John A. Jackson, Junior Deacon ; 
H. L. Muse, Tyler and. Steward. 

MEMBEES: 

Dr. S. C. Bruce, P. M., Gen. W. D. Dowd, H. C. McLean, T. D. Williams, 
P. McDugald, D. M. Sinclair, A. E. Black, W. B. Eichardson, John Dunlop, 

D. Davis, M. M. Ferguson, J. G. Sowell, E. A. Cole, B. P. Phillips, Dr. A. 

E. McFadgen, D, McDonald, "William M. Person, W. 0. Thagard, A. E. 
McDonald, P. M., J. S. Eitter, J. J. Eichardson, S. W. Sea well, J. B, McLe- 
more, B. H. Short, S. W. Brewer, E. W. Barrett, E. Mainess, E. Q. Sowell, 
Eev. Wm. Harris, S. P. Phillips, W. K. Nunry, J. M. Sowell. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 

Hugh McDonald. 

Initiated, 2 ; passed, 2 ; raised, 2 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; ad- 
mitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 1 ; whole num- 
ber, 41. 

Eegular time of meeting, last Saturday in each month. 

TOWNSVILLE LODGE, NO. 182, GRANVILLE. 

OFFICEES : 

James M. Bullock, Worshipful Master ; James E. Duty, Senior Warden ; 
Isham J. Cheatham, Junior Yf arden, pro tern. ; Eobt..T. Hughes, Treasurer ; 
Lewis J. Peoples, Secretary ; Eich'd H. Hunt, Senior Deacon ; J. S. Lewis, 
Junior Deacon ; William E. Hagood, Tyler. 

MEMBEES : 

Wm. T. Ezell, Ed. Towns, Young M. Montague, D. K. Glover, William 
B. Hughes, John E. Hoskins, John W. Wiggins, Samuel P. Wilson, Dr. O. 

F. Manson, Wm. B. Hunt, Dr. Wm. T. Estis, Wm. E. Wiggins, William G. 
Jordan, D. H. Carver, J. M. Haggil, Willie J. Newman, Eobt. K. Bur well 
Eich'd Evans, J. J. Began, Samuel S. Cooper. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS I 

John Bullock, Jabez Duty, Thos. E. Eeeks, Wm. H. Boyd, H. A. Burton, 
Wm. H. Gilliam. 

Initiated, 6 ; passed, 5 ; raised, 5 ; rejected, 1 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 1 ; withdrawn, 3 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 6 j whole num- 
ber, 55. 

Eegular time of meeting, third Saturday in each and every month. 

CENTRE GROVE LODGE, NO. 183, GUILFORD. 

OFFICEES: 

Obediah McMichael, Worshipful Master ; Samuel Phibbs, Senior Warden ; 
John A. Lambeth, Junior Warden ; Thos. Case, Treasurer j A. Powell, 



PROCEEDINGS OP THE GRAND LODGE. 135 

Secretary ; S. Taylor, Senior Deacon ; J. S. Brown, Junior Deacon ; Tranum 
Tyler, Tyler ; Kev. ¥m, S. Colson, Chaplain. 

MEMBEKS : 

P. Harris, J. C. Bankin, E. D. Lambeth, J. M, Climer, J. H. Brown, B. D. 
Johnson, S. Whitt, W. A. McKinny, Wm. Wilson, Wm. Denny, S. M. 
Harris, J. D. Prather, T. Tyler, J. W. Lambeth, W. Underwood, C. Lancas- 
ter, B. Tatum, W. D. Smith, E. Taylor, James Highfill, Wm. Highfill, L. J. 
Harr's, S. Whitt, Jonas Highfill, H. J. James, Bev. K. E. Prather, J. Stra- 
der, 8. Phibbs, J. M. Harris, Samuel Taylor, D. H. Poindexter, E. Simpson, 
F. C, E. T. Lambeth, Eobt. Phibb, L. Eayl, T. A. Hilton, W. A. Donnel, 
E. A., P. Fitzgerald, G. P. Dalton, A. Summers, James D. Gilchrist. B. M. 
Lewis, E. Maynard, J. A. Hopkin,E. Walker, H. L. Patrick, T. W. Climer, 
P. K. Wright, C. H. Willson, Dr. E. K. Denney, D. J. Donnell, P. W. 
Parker, Jas. Harris. 

Initiated, 8 ; passed, 8 ; raised, 6 ; rejected, 1 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 2 ; residents not members, 0 ; whole num- 
ber, 69. 

Eegular time of meeting, Friday before the first and third Sundays in each 
month, and 24th June and 27th December. 

JORDAN LODGE, NO. 184, REYNOLDSON. 

OFFICEES : 

J. M. H. Lee, Worshipful Master ; E. H. Williams, Senior Warden ; A. 
J. Duke, Junior Warden ; E. H. Lee, Treasurer ; S. E. Smith, Secretary ; F. 
H. Cobb, Senior Deacon ; J. Sears, Junior Deacon ; J. D. Goodman, Tyler 
and Steward j Eev. E. Howell, Chaplain. 

MEMBEES : 

James Dilliard, Wm. H. Lee, M. D., A. Pruden, T. B. Langston, C. C. 
Eawls, J. E. Cross, D. Langston, E. H. Dillard, M. D., W. J. Speers, A. 
Edwards, J. A. Duke, E. Cross, S. Eogers, F. C. 

Initiated, 3 ; passed^ 3 ; raised, 3 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 0 ; whole num- 
ber, 22. 

Eegular time of meeting, 4th Saturday evening in each month, and 24th of 
June and 27th of December. 

SANDY CREEK LODGE, NO. 185, LAUREL. 

OFFICEES: 

Daniel Wester, Worshipful Master ; E. A. Gupton, genior Warden ; L. C. 
Wester, Junior Warden ; Wm. Cooper, Treasurer ; J. J. Jones, Secretary j 



136 PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



Jas. E. Swanson, Senior Deacon; Bobert F. Hight, Junior Deacon; John 
Foster, Tyler. 

MEMBEES: 

S. W. Bartholomew, Jas. Yarborough, Sen., C. E. Bennett, P. W. G-upton, 
G. F. Smith, J. Upchurch, James Collins, Sen., J. J. Foster, C. Gupton, J. E, 
Gupton, J. Collins, Jun., Wm. T. Brewer, C. Upchurch, J. A. Lancaster, T. 
B. Gupton, A. Gupton, J. G. Leonard, W. H. Gupton, A. C. Hight, J. Yar- 
borough, D. Yarborough, J. J. Carr, P. Murphy, J. M. Earl, C. H. Stallings, 
G. H. Gupton, N. C. Gupton, J. B. Gupton, A. Harris, J. B. Yarborough. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 
Henry Best, S. Bartholomew. 

Initiated, 5 ; passed, 4 ; raised, 4 ; rejected, 3 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; ad- 
mitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 1 ; residents not members, 2 ; whole num- 
ber, 38. 

Eegular time of meeting, first Saturday in every month. 

PINE FOREST LODGE, NO. 186, HARRINGTON'S. 

OFFICEES: 

Dr. J. McCormick, Worshipful Master ; D. McCormick, Senior Warden ; 
Sion Harrington, Junior Warden ; J. Small, Treasurer ; L. McN. McDonald, 
Secretary ; A. B. Jones, Senior Deacon ; David Hawley, Junior Deacon ; A. 
A. McPhail, Tyler ; N. McLeod, and W. L. Hockaday, Stewards. 

MEMBEES: 

J. H. A-rnold, W. L. J. Brown, B. W. Brown, H. McL. Cameron, A. L. 
Cox, A. A. Cameron, E. A., N. Douglas, J. W. Gunter, B. F. Harrington, 
Sion Harrington, Thos. Harrington, T. S. Hockaday, F. C, S. P. Jones, Jno. 
Maxwell, B. Morris. J. H. Mathews, Mai. Morrison, Dun. Morrison, M. A. 
McLeod, Gen. A. D. McLean, H. D. McCormick, J. L. Sea well, F. J. Swann, 
E. A., D. G. Worth. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 
N. A. Cameron, G. W. Beekmann, G. Foshee. 

Initiated, 10 ; passed, 8 ; raised, 8 ; rejected, 5 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 . 
admitted, 1 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 3 ; whole num- 
ber, 37. 

Eegular time of meeting, first and third Saturdays from September to 
April, and the first Saturdays from April to September. 

CENTRAL CROSS LODGE, NO. 187, NASH. 

OFFICEES: 

A. Thomas^ Worshipful Master ; W. A. Moore, Senior Warden; Benjamin 
Bilbro, Junior Warden ; W. H. Gay, Treasurer ; Thos. B. Dean, Secretary ; 



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Thomas J. Stokes, Senior Deacon ; A. A. Sledge, Junior Deacon ; B. Melton, 
Tyler j U. Creekmure, and S. Turner, Stewards. 

MEMBERS: 

Rev. Wm. H. Edwards, W. G. Wheless, H. H. Bryant, R. R. Boon, H. H. 
Wester, S. Gay, B. Wood, A. Stricklin, W. G. Stricklin, J. J. Murray, B. Wes- 
ter, W. A. Bowden, J. Thomas, Wm. Hunt, J. M. Stricklin, R. Upchurch„ 
Dr. O. D. Coppage, E. C. Lewis, G. R. Bass, A. W. Wester, J. O'K. Thom- 
as, W. T. Bryant, W. E. Manning, A. P. Stricklin, Dr. Jas. G. Thomas, W. 
Nichols, C. D. Matthews, M. Sykes, Jesse Perry. 

Initiated, 2 ; passed, 3 ; raised, 4 ; rejected, 0 ; buspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 1 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 0 ; whole num- 
ber, 39. 

Regular time of meeting, second Saturday in each month. 

BALFOUR LODGE, NO. 188, ASHEBORO\ 

OFFICERS : 

# S. G. Worth, Worshipful Master ; A. J. Hale, Senior Warden ; B. Moffitt, 
Junior Warden ; H. L. Brown, Senior Deacon ; H. McCain, Jr., Junior 
Deacon ; John McCain, Treasurer ; James H. Brown, Secretary; Daniel Co- 
ble, Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

H. B. Elliott, J. W. Steed, C. M. Andrews, J. N. Rush, Daniel Worth, A. 
W. Osborne, F. Cooper, H. M. Sossaman, Jas. D. Winslow, G. W. Hislop, S. 
S. Jackson, Rev. O. Churchell, William M. Parker, J. M. A. Drake, G. W- 
BuhmaD, Dr. J. M. Worth, Dr. W. W. Verdin, S. Moffitt, C. L. Russell. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 
James S. Hall, Rev. S. Colton. 

Initiated 3 ; passed 0 ; raised 1 ; rejected 3 ; suspended 0; expelled 0 ; ad- 
mitted 1 ; withdrawn 1 ; died 1 ; residents not members, 2 ; whole number, 29. 
Regular time of meeting, first Tuesday night in each month. 

TAYLORSVILLE LODGE, NO. 189, TAYLORSVILLE. 

OFFICERS : 

H. T. Burke, Worshipful Master ; A. M. Bogle, Senior Warden ; A. Car- 
son, Junior Warden ; J. W. Jones, Secretary ; W. D. Marshall, Treasurer ; 
W. W. Foote, Senior Deacon ; James F. Stephenson, Junior Deacon ; D. R. 
Bess, Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

Jas. M. Bogle, Sr., W. P. Burke, Ellis Haines, H. T. Burke, A. M. Bogle ( 
A. Carson, J. W. Jones, W. D. Marshall, W. W. Foote, J. F. Stephenson, 
D. R. Bese. 

18 



138 PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



Initiated, 1 ; passed, 0 ; raised, 1 j rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 1 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 0 ; whole num- 
ber, 12. 

Eegular time of meeting, first Friday night in each month, Tuesday night 
of every Court, and on tot. Johns' days. 

FAIR BLUFF LODGE, NO. 190, FAIR BLUFF. 

OFFICEBS : 

W. J. Stanly, Worshipful Master ; A. J. Drake, Senior "Warden ; Alva 
Smith, Junior Warden ; A. Vann, Treasurer ; E. D. Meares, Secretary ; S. B. 
Jennings, Senior Deacon»; E. W. Eiddick, Junior Deacon; A. Robertson, 
Tyler; G. A. Belcher, Steward. 

MEMBEES : 

W. H. Smith, W. D. Mills, Nich. Carroll, Enoch Wade, B. M. Williams, 
W. J. Stanly, W. Q. Maultsby, J. W. Lawrence, E. E. Lee, W. T. Jennings 
J. A. Haynes, J. Q. Smith, W. T. Frink, H. U. Parker, A. C. Oliver, J. W. 
McNair, E. E. Pridgen, T. S. Meroney. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS : 

B. Bowden. 

Initiated, 11 ; passed, 11 ; raised, 10 ; rejected, 1 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 1 ; died, 1 ; residents not members, 1 ; whole num- 
ber, 27. 

Eegular time of meeting, second Saturday in every month. 

GRANITE LODGE, NO. 191, CLAYTON. 

OFFICERS: 

E. A. Bryan, Worshipful Master ; W. H. Tomlinson, Senior Warden; E. 
J. Stallings, Junior Warden ; Jas. H. Bryan, Secretary ; J. M. Smith, Treas- 
urer ; J. Nichols, Senior Deacon ; Isaac W. Jones, Junior Deacon ; W. Jones, 
Tyler. 

MEMBEES : 

L. Bryan, W. B. Jones, John E. Harrison, P. P. Medlin, J. E. Whitley, 
J. H. Jones, W. H. Penny, A. C. Meders. 

Initiated, 2 ; passed, 3 ; raised, 1 ; rejected, 3 ; suspended, OJ; expelled 0 ; ad- 
mitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 0 ; whole num- 
ber, 18. 

Eegular time of meeting, fourth Saturday in each month. 



PROCEEDINGS OP THE GRAND LODGE. 139 



BURNSVILLE LODGE, NO. 192, YANCEY. 

OFFICERS: 

Isaac M. Broyles, Worshipful Master ; Washington Broyles, Senior "War- 
den; Wm, M. Moore, Junior JVarden ; J. W. Burton, Treasurer; Wm. C. 
Bowman, Secretary; J. G-. Parrott, Senior Deacon ; J. W. Patterson, Junior 
Deacon ; Wm. J. Jones, Tyler. 

MEMBERS : 

G. M. Massey, B. B. Whittington, G. W. Penley, A. J. Roberts, J. D. 
Reynolds. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 
R. Don. Wilson, J. L. Crumley. 

Initiated, 3 ; passed, 4 ; raised, 3 ; rejected, 0 ; suspended, 0 ; expelled, 0 ; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 2 ; whole num- 
ber, 13. 

Regular time of meeting first Thursday in each month and Tuesday of each 
Superior Court. 

CAPE FEAR LODGE, NO. 194, ELIZABETHTOWN. 

OFFICERS: 

Geo. Tait, Worshipful Master ; W. A. Bizzell, Senior Warden ; T. D. 
McDowell, Junior Warden ; J. A. McDowell, Treasurer ; F. F. Gumming, 
Secretary ; Duncan Kelly, Senior Deacon ; J. P. Lytle, Junior Deacon ; W. 
H. Porter, Tyler ; B. F. Randolph and J. F. Gillispie, Stewards ; George 
Cromartie, Chaplain. 

MEMBERS: 

Duncan M. Buie, W. A. Bizzell, Geo. Cromartie, F. F. Gumming, C. T. 
Davis, Benj. Fitzrandolph, James F. Gillispie, D. Munn, John A. McDowell, 
T. D. McDowell, W. H. Porter, D. Patterson, G. Tait, D. McDonald, R. Tait, 
Wm. J. Parker, Duncan Kelly, Neill McGill, John S. Willis. 

RESIDENTS NOT MEMBERS: 
John W. Rinaldi, H. R. Francis, J. R. Kemp. 

Initiated 5 ; passed 5 ; raised 5 ; rejected 5 ; suspended 0 ; expelled 0 ; ad- 
mitted 2 ; withdrawn 0 ; died 0 ; residents not members, 3 ; whole number, 20, 

Regular time of meeting, first Mondays and third Fridays in every month. 



140 PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



EAGLE ROCK LODGE, NO. 201, WAKE. 

OFFICERS : 

Thomas R. Debnam, Worshipful Master ; Thomas H. Avera, Senior War- 
den; Julius C. Horton, Junior Warden ; Edward Debnam, Secretary; Geo. 
W. Scarborough, Treasurer ; John M. Williams, Senior Deacon ; William 
Underhill, Junior Deacon ; Burbon Liles, Tyler. 

MEMBERS: 

Ruffin B. Ellis, Thomas H. Avera, Edward Debnam, Julius C. Horton, T. 
R. Debnam, John M. Williams, George W. Scarborough, John A. Underhill, 
B. Liles, William Underhill. 

Initiated, 5; passed, 3; raised 3; rejected, 0; suspended, 0; expelled, 0; 
admitted, 0 ; withdrawn, 0 ; died, 0 ; residents not members, 0 ; whole num- 
ber, 10. 

Regular time of meeting, third Saturday in each month. 



Addenda. 



Since the book has been put in type the M. W. Grand Master, 
Alfred Martin, has made the following appointments : 

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS : 

For the 1st Judicial District, Jos. G. Granberry, Hertford. 
" 2d " « Albert M. Noble, Newbern. 
" 5th " " Wm. K.Blake, Fayetteville. 
" 6th " " Wm. J. Hoke, Lincolnton, 
" 7th " " Joshua Roberts, Asheville. 

GRAND LECTURER: 

*or the Middle District, Stephen E. Milburn, Greenville, 

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE : 

P. W. Fanning and William G. Thomas, Wilmington ; Cyrus 
P. Mendenhall, Greensborough. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



Meeting of the Grand Lodge, - - 3 

List of Lodges Represented, - - 3to5 

M. W. Grand Master's Communication, - - - - 5 to 15 

Committees appointed, - 16 

Report of Grand Secretary, 17 to 18 

" " Treasurer, - - - - - - - 18 to 19 

" Bro. Calvin Cox, G L. for the Eastern District, - 19 to 20 

" " H. W. Dunkley, G. L., 20 

" " E. B. Vance, G. L. for Western District, - - 21 

" Committee on Charters and Dispensations, - - 22 to 23 

" " Capitation Tax, - 24 

" President of St. John's College, - - - - 24 to 25 

Election of Grand Officers for 1859, 27 

Report of Committee on Grand Treasurer's Accounts, - 29 

" « " Secretary's Books and Report - 29 

Resolution to appoint District Deputy Grand Masters, - 29 

Resolutions to refer subject of Grand Lectures to Committee of three, 29 

" appoint Committee on the death of Judge Nash, - 30 

Report of Committee on Foreign Correspondence, - - - 31 to 39 

" " St. John's College, 39 to 42 

Committee to devise Ways and Means to pay off debts of St. John's 

College, - - - - 42 

Installation of Grand officers elect, ------ 43 

Appointments by the M. W. Grand Master, - 43 

Report of Com. to devise plan for paying debts St. John's College, 43 to 44 

" " on Grand Master's Report, - - - - 44 to 45 

" " Expulsions and Suspensions, - - - 45 to 47 

" " Death of Judge Nash, - - - - 47 to 48 

Sixth Section of 5th Chapter Mackeys principles Masonic Law, - 48 to 49 

Report of Treasurer of St. John's College, - - - 50to51 

Committees on Grand Master's Communication, - 51 

Additional appointments by Grand Master, - 52 

Report of Committee on Propositions and Grievances, - 53 

" " Ascounts and Claims, - - - - 54 

" « Seals, 54 to 55 

" " Returns from Subordinate Lodges, - 55 to 56 

" Uniformity of Work, Grand Lectures, &c, 56 to 57 

" Circular in relation to the G. L. of Canada, 57 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



Resolution'm relation to St. John's College, - - - - 57 to 58 

Report of the Committee on that part of Grand Master's Communi- 
cation referring to Sojourners, ------ 58 

Decision of Grand Master in case of St. John's Lodge, No. 1, - 58 to 60 
Report of Committee on Report of Treasurer of St. John's College, 61 
Report of Committee on Education, - - - - - 62 

Supplemental Report from the Committee on Foreign Correspondence, 63 
Committees on Jurisprudence and Printing, - 63 
Grand Lecturers appointed, ------- 64 

Adjournment of the Grand Lodge, ------ 64 

Rules for the Government of Subordinate Lodges in Masonic Trials, 65 
Amount of Dues paid by the Subordinate Lodges for 1858, &c, - 66 to 68 
List of Lodges working under the Grand Lodge of North Carolina, 69 to 71 

Trustees of St. John's College, 72 

Table showing the number of Members, and Resident Masons not 

members of the Subordinate Lodges, from Returns for 1858, 73 to 75 
Returns from Subordinate Lodges, 78 to 140 




THIS BOOK IS THE PROPERTY OF 

Stok<*s Lodge, No. 32, A. F. & A. M. 

Concord, N, C, 

PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE FROM LIBRARY. 



OFFICERS OF THE GRAND LODGE FOR 1859. 



(muni 



Alfred Martin, 
i 

Lewis S. Williams, 
H. C. Lucas, 
D. Coleman, 
C. TV. D. Hutchings, 
William* T. Bain, 
TV. H. Faucette, 
J. A. Murray, 
J. F; Howlett, 
TV. J. Stanly, 
C. C. Clark, 
N. S. Harp, 



Wilmington, Grand Master. 
Charlotte, Dep. Grand Master. 
Fayetteville, Grand Senior Warden. 



Concord, 

Raleigh, 
u 

Graham.) 
u 

Greensboro', 
Fair Bluff, 
Newbern, 
Raleigh, 



" Junior " 

" Treasurer. 

" Secretary. 

" Senior Deacon. 

" Junior " " 

" Marshall. 

" Sword Bearer. 

" Pursuivant. 

" Tyler.